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ULFA (I) to not call for ‘bandh’ on Independence Day

GUWAHATI: After over 40 years, the United Liberation Front of Asom –Independent (ULFA-I)  has decided to not call for a bandh on Independence Day.

In a press statement, the outfit said, in the backdrop of the COVID -19 pandemic, border conflict between South-Asian regions, floods and erosion and problems of unemployment, the outfit has restrained itself from declaring “bandh” on Independence Day or from any kind of armed revolution.

It, however, asked the people to protest democratically by wearing black badges, unfurling black flags on Independence Day.

It stated that the second article of the Treaty of Yandaboo, which was signed on February 24, 1826, between the East India Company and Burma and said that Burma and East India Company had accepted the sovereignty of Assam and was not transferred to British India.

The outfit said it has given blood for the freedom of the state of Assam and is ready for more bloodshed for its independence from India.

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