Six insurgent groups have signed a document together asking people in the northeastern states not to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day. The rebel groups are Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP), Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), Kanglei Yaowl Kanna Lup (KYKL), National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) and People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri (PDCK).
While KCP and KYKL are dreaded groups of Manipur, NDFB and PDCK are based in Assam, and NLFT is of Tripura. The KLO is the only group operating in North Bengal and is known to have revived its organisation after series of onslaught against them almost two decades ago.
Getting the message, security has been intensified in Assam, Manipur and Tripura. All such groups are believed to have been camped in Myanmar, around 30 km away from the international border from Arunachal Pradesh up to southern Mizoram and southern Tripura tri-junction bordering Bangladesh. Read More