ULFA-I Calls for Assam Bandh on Independence Day

The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA-I) has urged to boycott Independence Day and called for Assam Bandh on August 15
ULFA-I Calls for Assam Bandh on Independence Day
ULFA-I Calls for Assam Bandh on Independence Day

The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA-I) has urged to boycott Independence Day and called for Assam Bandh on August 15.

The ULFA has called the bandh from midnight of August 14 till 6 pm of August 15.

However, the emergency services, media, religious occasions have been exempted from the bandh, said a joint statement by ULFA-I, NSCN and GPRN.

Notably, ULFA-I led by Paresh Baruah, last year decided had not boycotted or give a call for a bandh on the occasion of Independence Day after 40 years. This year, the banned militant outfit again called for the bandh.

The outfit, however, raised objection to the celebration of Independence Day in Assam, saying that the state was "never a part of colonial India"

The group, in a press release, cited the second article of the Treaty of Yandaboo, which was signed on February 24, 1826, between the East India Company and Burma.

"According to the second article of the treaty, Burma and East India Company had accepted the sovereignty of Assam, and the state was not transferred to British India," the group said in a statement.

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