IMPHAL | Aug 12: Seven proscribed organisations of northeast namely, Hynniutrep National liberation Council (HNLC), Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), Kanglei Yawol kanna Lup (KYKL),  National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB), National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT) and People’s Democratic Council of Karbilongri (PDCK) have imposed a ban on Indian Independence Day celebrations.

A joint statement signed by general secretary, HNLC, Sainkupar Nongtraw, president, KCP, Ksh Laba Meitei, general secretary, KLO, Kailash Koch, chairman, KYKL, N. Oken, president, NDBF,  Souraigwra, general secretary, NLFT,  D. Uom Thai Borok and chairman, PDCK, J K Lijang  stated that a ‘total shutdown’ in the northeast region for 12 hours i.e. from 6 am to 6 pm on August 15 has been imposed. ‘WESEA’ region, which is popularly known as the northeast region of India, is a colony of mainland India, it said.

In reality, India, like the pre-revolution Russia, is a prison-house of nations and peoples, it said. She is an aberrant country, where the Hindi-speaking heartland colonises the rimland peripheries, it stated.  The ultimate aim of the mainland Indian deep state is assimilation of the rimland peoples through gradual dilution and eventual obliteration of the racially, linguistically, and culturally distinct identities of peripheral colonial peoples, it alleged.

“Their nation-making process is pushing us, the peripheral peoples, towards national death,” it further alleged.

The above-stated truth is being revealed by recent happenings in India, it said. The issues of CAB (the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019) and deprivation, partition and demotion of Kashmir are vivid examples of outward manifestation of the firm resolve of mainland Indian leaders to exterminate the colonial peoples, it said.

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Partition and demotion of Kashmir is a direct and ostentatious affront to the proud Kashmiris, who have never accepted Indian colonialism, it further said. India is a prison-house of nations and now, Kashmir has been reduced to a big prison-house for Kashmiris to make them ‘safe and prosperous,’ it continued. The arrogance shown recently to the Kashmiri people is a product of muscular Hindutva nationalism, an ultra-pure form of fascism, it further said adding, the political slogan of this type of fascism is “Hindu-Hindi-Hindustan.”

“Now Kashmir is being destroyed and WESEA is not far behind. Punjab, Southern India, Bengal, Odissa and others will come later. What shall we do now – succumb or resist? Resistance is the right thing to do,” it said.

In such a pitiable colonial situation prevailing in the northeast, to take part in the state- sponsored Indian ‘Independence Day’ celebration is a mockery of the word, independence itself. It is also a cruel joke, it said.  On the contrary, the fundamental duty of Resistance groups is to bring about true consciousness in the minds of colonial peoples, that is, to reverse the colonial machinations of knowledge creation, it said. Religious activities and emergency services are exempted from the shut down, it added.

~IFP

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