In a shocking and shameful act, the United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) allegedly burnt the Indian flag as a mark of protest against the Republic Day celebrations on Friday.
The incident came on the heels of the militant outfit launching an offensive targeting an Army convoy at Piyong between Namsai and Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh early Wednesday morning in which one Army jawan has been killed.
A video purportedly sent to media houses by the banned outfit shows cadres burning the Indian national flag in ‘protest against the Republic Day celebrations’.
In the video, the outfit has also urged the people of the State to boycott the Republic Day celebration.
Though the location where the ULFA-I cadres conducted the act could not be ascertained, but it is believed to be somewhere near their camp in Myanmar.
The cadres also shouted slogans like ‘we want independence’ and ‘Joi Aai Axom’.
Meanwhile, the police and other security agencies have taken serious note of the video and investigating into the whole matter.
Earlier ULFA-I militants had blown up a short span bridge at Piyong between Namsai and Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh, close to Tinsukia district of Assam, which is mainly used by Army personnel for movement in the region.
The militants targeted an Army vehicle returning from an anti-insurgency operation.