DIMAPUR, Feb 28 � The warring Chang and Yimchunger tribes in Tuensang district have decided to bury the hatchet and make peace.
The Eastern Naga People�s Organisation (ENPO), the apex civil society of Eastern Nagaland, in a release, said the Chang and Yimchunger tribes have decided that �there will be no violence, confrontations and killing each other between us�.
The two tribes, engaged in a pitched battle for over a month, arrived at the decision during a conference of ENPO on February 24 in Longleng district in Eastern Nagaland.
Representatives of various tribe organisations representing the six tribes of Eastern Nagaland, legislators representing the two warring tribes, Eastern Nagaland Women Organisation and Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF) attended the conference.
The ENSF urged the Naga political groups to vacate the present conflict zones as defined and demarcated by the government immediately and without delay, failing which it threatened to issue �non-cooperation� against them.
The Tuensang district administration reimposed curfew in and around Tuensang town following the abduction and subsequent killing of a student on February 14. Two persons, including a minor, were killed in violent clashes between the two tribes in Tuensang district on February 6. Following the killing of two persons, the Tuensang district administration promulgated prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC and also 36-hour curfew in and around Tuensang town on February 7.