Assam sounds red alert ahead of the Independence Day celebrations across the state on Sunday. Security forces are being deployed at vital oil and gas installations along with roads and bridges after police received inputs of possible strikes by ULFA, NDFB, KLO alogn with insurgent outfits who are calling a general strike from Saturday midnight. Bus and railway stations in are teeming with security forces who are intensifying checking.
Guwahati also gears up for the Independence Day celebrations. Historic Latasheel Field is wearing a festive look amid tight security where acting Chief Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman will unfurl the national tricolour. The government is preparing the list of ministers and MLAs for hoisting of the tricolour in the various district headquarters on Sunday.
On the other hand, a number of youth organisations are all prepared to defy the militant diktat to boycott the Independence Day.