The United Liberation Front of Asom - Independent (Ulfa-I) on Tuesday uploaded a video on social media platform YouTube that showed its cadres denouncing celebration of Indian Independence Day by holding the militant outfit’s flags, besides Indian tricolour that were blackened.
In the video, few members of the militant outfit were seen asserting that Assam was never a part of India and it was forcefully included in the Indian Union in 1947.
In a statement issued earlier, the Ulfa-I had called for a boycott of India’s Independence Day celebrations. Urging the people of the region to remain alert against “Indian occupation”, the outfit also called for making the boycott a complete success.
It explained: “When sovereignty is being attacked to promote Indian empire at the behest of rulers who live on the spoils of an unjust war on people of WESEA (Western South East Asia), we resist with liberation war. Indian colonial war causes insurmountable human toll. WESEA is today a battlefield where thousands of Indian occupational war bastions exist. India deploys at least a million-strong occupational force ... (sic).”
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