Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Wednesday, Sep 15, 2004

About Us
Contact Us
National
News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment |

National Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Karbi militants call for strike

By Our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, SEPT. 14. The Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front (KLNLF) of Assam has called for a general strike in the two hill districts, Karbi Anglong and North Cachar, from September 22, demanding the withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and the Assam Disturbed Areas Act and protesting against alleged "custodial death" of three Karbi women on July 25.

The KLNLF is the anti-talk faction of the United Democratic People's Solidarity (UPDS), a Karbi militant outfit, which signed a ceasefire agreement with the Centre in 2002.

`Independent probe'

In a statement e-mailed to The Hindu , the KLNLF general secretary, H.S. Timung said the outfit would also launch "Operation Black July" during the strike. The KLNLF alleged that the security forces and the UPDS have been targeting its cadres.

However, the police have denied that the three Karbi women, believed to have been killed by the UPDS, were picked up by security personnel.

The UPDS had taken responsibility for the killings. It claimed that the trio were female cadres of the KLNLF and were killed during an operation.

The KLNLF had declared a "war" on the UPDS on April 14 ending the ceasefire the two signed in February this year after two of its cadres were killed in the N.C. Hills district by the UPDS in March.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

National

News: Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |

Copyright 2004, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu