DIMAPUR, Dec 28 � The people of Zunheboto organised a silent procession through the town today to protest against the unwarranted factional clashes in the district and demand that the factions restrain their cadres and maintain peaceful coexistence.
The situation is reportedly still extremely tense with both factions of the NSCN maintaining their stands, but police sources said it is presently under control.
Even as the splintered NSCN factions � Khaplang and Kitovi & Khole � created some unwanted disturbances with violent clashes in Zunheboto just before Christmas day, the celebration of the festival fortunately passed off peacefully without any incident, except for the mental tension that people of the district had to suffer during what should have been a happy and joyful occasion.
Police sources in Zunheboto confirmed that factional clashes continued till the night of December 23 wherein one person was killed and another seriously injured. The violence happened at around 10:30 pm.
According to sources, there has been tension since December 22 morning when the Khaplang group reportedly made a sudden attack on the Khole-Kitovi camp at Ghukiye village consequent upon the December 19 incident between the two factions at Padumpukhuri-Naharbari in Dimapur district.
The police sources said no fresh incident has occurred and the ground situation has been peaceful since the late night December 23 violence.
However, uncertainty and mental tension marred Christmas celebration even as believers thronged the churches and celebrated the day.