Sangbadik Sangha appeals for paying tributes to martyrs on I-Day Guwahati:
By NJ Thakuria, Assam,14 August 2020:Sangbadik Sangha Purbanchal, while urging every citizen in eastern India to hoist the national Tri-colour on 74th Independence Day on 15 August 2020 in their households and localities following the Covid-19 pandemic protocols, invites interested media persons and patriotic citizens to join its celebration at Industrial Estate Bamunimaidam (shed no. 28-a, bye-lane 2) in the city.
Remembering the sacrifices of valiant freedom fighters, the forum decides to unfurl the Tri-colour at 10 am, where limited participants are expected to pay tributes to the countless martyrs of India’s freedom struggle, said a statement issued by the SSP convener committee comprising of Rupam Barua, Nava Thakuria, Jagadindra Raychoudhury, Anjanil Kashyap, Iswar Mahanta, Chandra Kr Barua, and Sewali Kalita.
Earlier, a few insurgent outfits, amazingly without United Liberation Front of Assam, imposed a total shutdown from 6 am to 5 pm of 15
August to prevent any observation of I-Day functions in the northeastern States. Terming the area as western part of south-east
Asia, the banned armed groups even called upon all residents of the region ‘to take responsibility to make this ban a success’.
The joint statement of People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri, Kamatapur Liberation Organization, Hynniewtrep National Council,
Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup, Kangleipak Communist Party, and National Liberation Front of Twipra asserted that northeastern people ‘were
racially discriminated, spat upon, driven out of rented houses, refused to shop, to get medical treatment, etc’ in mainland India.