Guwahati: The ULFA and 11 other north-east
insurgent outfits have jointly called for a boycott of the
Independence Day celebrations and a general strike on August
A joint e-mail statement issued by ULFA anti-talk faction
central publicity wing `commander Lt` Arunudoy Dahutia said
besides the I-day celebrations boycott, a general strike was
also called throughout the region from midnight of August 14
to 5.30 pm of 15 August.
Besides ULFA, the 11 militants groups are Hynnitrep
National Liberation Council (HNLC), Kamatapur Liberation
Organisation (KLO), Kanglei Yaol Kanna Lup (KYKL), National
Liberation Front of Twipara (NLFT), Kangleipak Communist Party
(KCP), People`s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK),
People`s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak/Progressive
[PREPAK(Pro)], Revolutionary People`s Front (RPF), Tripura
People`s Democratic Front (TPDF), United National Liberation
Front (UNLF) and United People`s Party of Kangleipak (UPPK).
Essential services such as medical, electricity, water
supply, fire services and the press have been exempted from
the purview of the strike, said the ULFA statement.
Dohutia also accused the Central government of "trying to
lure the people and the freedom fighters (ULFA leaders) in the
name of peace talks to the so-called Indian mainstream."
"We have experienced futile promises of Indian Government
in Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, etc, and the present process of
peace talk in Assam and Nagaland is nothing but dilly-dallying
our struggle of national self-determination," he asserted
expressing doubt on the talks process.