IMPHAL| Aug 12
Fraternal revolutionary organizations have called upon the entire peoples of the Western South East Asia region to boycott and prevent the imposed celebration, in any manner, of India’s Independence Day in the region on August 15.
A general strike is called on August 15 throughout the WESEA region from 1 am to 6.30 pm as a strong voice of resistance against Indian colonial occupation as well as repression of the region, said a joint release of CORCOM, GNLA, ULFA, UPLA signed by media co ordinator, CorCom, Ksh. Yoiheiba.
This year, India under the premiership of Narendra Modi who boasted that he confronts the world “Eye to Eye”, is getting ready for the 70th Independence Day Celebration with a grand display of its’ military power and hardware, perhaps attempting to outdo the Chinese PLA’s 90th Anniversary Celebration on July 30, said a release. It is also a sign of nervousness or apprehension of the Indian government at the border fracas at Drok La or Drong Lam, the tri junction of our close international border with China; and hence to hide the same, it said adding India’s policy towards neighbour China is now wide open as the facts of the Drong Lam (Drok La) impasse is vivisected by the experts exposing her weakness and helplessness of the situation to the full view of the world to see.
In the occupied WESEA region bordering China, especially in Assam and Manipur, the Indian administration is celebrating the event with an unprecedented 3 to 5 days fanfare with road shows, motor cycle rallies etc. called Tiranga rally to colour-coat our people with Indian nationalism, it further said.
Obviously, it is to hoodwink the world that the region is an integral part of India, and quite contented; despite keeping our peoples subjugated under colonial hegemonic rule with repressive and draconian laws, it continued adding it is to saffronise the region by the new Modi government at Delhi with its slogan of “One Country, One people, One culture” ie. the hidden agenda to obliterate and assimilate all the indigenous peoples of WESEA region who are racially, culturally, and in every aspects quite distinct from India; with unchecked and deliberated heavy influx from the Indian mainland.
Keeping faith in the collective strength of our region, the fraternal revolutionary organisations appeal to all the people to once again display their solidarity against India, the common enemy, by making the boycott and general ctrike a complete success and to remain indoors throughout the day, it said.
During the protest hours of 1 am to 6.30 pm the fraternal revolutionary organisations are calling for total shutdown of educational institutions and other training facilities, shops, business establishments, factories and all forms of transport, it said adding however all the emergency services including media and religious activities will remain as usual.