DIMAPUR, Feb 8 � A 36-hour curfew imposed in Tuensang town of Nagaland following the killing of two persons on February 6 in clashes between two tribes ended at 6 am today with no untoward incident reported from any part of the district.
Fearing escalation of violence, the Tuensang district administration had imposed prohibitory order under Section 144 CrPC and also a 36-hour curfew in and around Tuensang town.
District magistrate Alem Jongshi, in a release, said there was breakdown of law and order in Chingmellen and Sotokur village in the district, badly affecting public peace and security. He said with reports of violence leading to further breakdown of peace and tranquility in Tuensang town endangering human life and property, Section 144 CrPc was re-imposed with immediate effect.
Two persons were killed, including a minor boy, in acts of violence in Tunesang on February 6.
Meanwhile, three persons were arrested along with one .22 country-made pistol, ammunition and country-made pipe bombs on February 6.
The arrested persons have been identified as Chingmak Chang of Sangdak village, Shitoba Yim of Yanner village and Tsuba Yim of Sangpur village.
Governor PB Acharya and Chief Minister TR Zeliang have expressed deep anguish over the Tuensang incidents.
The Governor, in a press release, has appealed to the people of Tuensang to maintain peace and harmony among the tribes and urged NGOs, including student bodies, to help maintain peace.
He directed that those responsible for violence and murder should be brought to book immediately to restore confidence in the minds of the affected people.
Chief Minister Zeliang directed the district officials to take all preventive measures to avoid any situation and said the �administration should not be seen as performing the role of only a reporting agency�.
A release said the CM appealed to all the citizens of Tuensang district to shun all forms of violence and killings. Assuring that all possible measures would be taken by the government, Zeliang further urged the civil societies to step forward and mediate in order to resolve all misunderstandings.