DIMAPUR, Feb 22 � The Tuensang district administration partially relaxed curfew for three hours from 10 am to 1 pm on Sunday to enable residents to buy essential commodities. The relaxation began on Saturday, sources said.
The curfew was reimposed in Tuensang town following the abduction and subsequent killing of a student on February 14. However, sources said the district administration decided to partially relax it on Saturday and Sunday after law and order situation improved in the town following round-the-clock vigil by a joint team of security forces.
Meanwhile, a nine-member team of Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) led by its president Lendinokdang visited Tuensang recently and held meetings with leaders of the Chang Tribal Hoho, Yimchungr� Tribal Council leaders and public at Shamator sub-division. The tribes council had appealed to both the tribes to stop any form of violence and instead seek an amicable settlement to the issues.
The NTC vehemently condemned the barbarous acts of both Chang and Yimchungr� tribes resulting in loss of precious lives. �It is nothing less than foolishness for anyone to revive the tradition of headhunting,� the NTC said.
The council also accused the State Government of complacency, saying, otherwise the dispute in question would have been peacefully resolved in good time.
�Allowing a mere inter-village land dispute to grow into the present dimension engulfing two tribes into communal colour is most unfortunate,� it stated.