GUWAHATI: The banned outfit United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I) has hoisted their organisation flag in various parts of Assam as a sign of protest against the celebration of India’s 75th Independence Day.
“ULFA flags at various places in Assam against the so-called Independence Day,” a Facebook post read under the name of ULFAI.
The outfit hoisted its flags in Khowang Higher secondary School, Dimow Chari ali, Teok Jogoria Primary School, Hindi High School in Sadiya, Kailashpur Higher secondary School and in Kokrajhar, Sivasagar and Nagaon as well.
Just a day earlier, ULFA-I in a press communiqué stated that this year there will be no ‘bandh’ called by the organisation on Independence Day and citing the COVID-19 outbreak it’ll extend its unilateral ceasefire for 3 more months. During this period ULFA-I will not take arms and haul their expeditions.
The outfit seeks independence of Assam with arms struggles and has been opposing the celebration of India’s Independence Day. In the year 1990, the Indian Government put a ban on the organisation citing it a terrorist outfit.
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