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HNLC boycott I-Day celebrations
Correspondent SHILLONG, AUG 7:
Published on 7 Aug. 2010 11:30 PM IST
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The proscribed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council Saturday imposed a shutdown to boycott Independence Day celebrations, even as security forces were put on maximum alert across the region.
“We appeal to the people of Hynniewtrep land (eastern part of Meghalaya) to join hands with us in this fight for the greater cause of our nation,” HNLC Spokesman, Sainkupar Nongtraw said. As a mark of protest to the celebration of Independence Day of India in Hynniewtrep land, the HNLC has called for a 36-hour bandh from 6 pm of August 14 to 6 am of August 16. At the same time, the Khasi rebel group also called for night curfew on August 12 and 13 from 10 pm to 5 am on both the days.
“The HNLC will not take any responsibility for anything that happens to any person violating the call for agitation,” Nongtraw warned. The HNLC, which runs hit-and-run operations from its hideout in Bangladesh, has been demanding a sovereign Khasi homeland in eastern Meghalaya.
Meghalaya shares a 443 km-border with Bangladesh, part of which is porous, hilly and unfenced and prone to frequent infiltration.
The Khasi militant outfit is closely linked to the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) as well as to the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland and the National Liberation Front of Tripura.

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