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Indefinite shutdown in eastern Nagaland starting today

By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Apr 18, 2024 6:16 pm

DIMAPUR — The Eastern Nagaland Public Emergency Control Room on Thursday announced “indefinite total shutdown” in the eastern region with effect from 6 pm on April 18.

With the public of eastern Nagaland resolving to abstain from participating in the Lok Sabha election on Friday, the shutdown was called in order to “mitigate the risk of public gatherings and potential unrest”.

The shutdown will be imposed in the six eastern districts of Kiphire, Longleng, Mon, Noklak, Shamator and Tuensang.
[Related story: ENPO urges eastern Nagaland legislators to abstain]

However, the district administration, government servants/officials on election duty with valid ID proof, army, paramilitary and state police, medical emergencies, Fire and Emergency services, PHED, media and postal services, Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation, tribal bodies, Eastern Nagaland Women Organisation, Eastern Nagaland Students’ Federation and Eastern Nagaland Public Emergency volunteers have been exempted from the shutdown.

It may be recalled that the decision to abstain from the electoral process was taken through the Chenmoho Resolution adopted in February 23, 2024, to show resentment over the failure of Central government to fulfil its assurance to create Frontier Nagaland Territory before the model code of conduct to the Lok Sabha election came into effect.

Political parties, legislators as well as organisations have since made futile attempts to convince the eastern Nagaland people to reconsider their decision.

Also read:
Frontier Nagaland Territory arrangement will be within the state, says ENPO
ENPO Advisory: Refrain from disrupting peaceful ‘public emergency’
ENPO firm on abstention from election

By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Apr 18, 2024 6:16:41 pm
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