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KYKL, KCP, others ban R-Day celebrations
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 24 2018: Militant outfits KYKL, KCP, HNLC, NLFT and PDCK have banned India's Republic Day celebrations in WESEA region and called for a total shut-down of the entire region for 11 hours from 6 am to 5 pm of January 26 .

A joint statement issued by the rebel outfits alleged that the peoples of WESEA region have never opted for being subjects of India and they have not enjoyed republican administration in true sense of the term.

Along with academic colonialism, Indian historiography or more appropriately, brazen Indian historical concoction aims to indoctrinate the peoples of WESEA with the false consciousness of being real Indians, and that being Indians is natural and predestined, resistance against which is a political perversion and also futile.

This alleged colonization of the mind brings about easy governmentality in the region and faster assimilation into Indian mainstream.

It is no wonder that Indian Republic Day celebrations are more prominent and conspicuous in WESEA region than in mainland India, it said.

The armed struggles of the region are aimed at liberating the peoples of this region from Indian occupation and colonization.

To translate this into reality, the first and foremost task is to liberate ourselves from the alleged Indian colonization of minds, said the joint statement.

Psychological decolonization should precede physical decolonization.

Without decolonization of the mind, it is impossible to achieve political decolonization.

Decolonization of the mind includes all forms of decolonization, historio-graphical, academic, psychological, philosophical, linguistic and epistemological, it said.


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