Republic Day: Militant outfits call for NE shutdown; urges people to boycott celebrations
GUWAHATI: Six militant outfits have called for 12 hour shutdown-6 am to 6 pm- in northeast India on January 26.
The factions in a joint statement stated, "Indian rule in our region is theoretically republican, but in reality, deep-rooted oppression of the indigenous is prevalent, which is quite contradictory to republicanism."
They further claimed that the “so-called republican Constitution of India fails to actually entitle the people of this region to republican liberty.”The Tripura’s National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT), Meghalaya’s Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), Manipur’s Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), Assam’s People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK) and Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) are the organisations that have called for a shutdown, according to media reports.
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