State govt directs DCs to ensure security of Karbis
DIMAPUR, JANUARY 10
THE Nagaland government has directed all DCs of the State to immediately take necessary action to ensure security of persons belonging to the Karbi community residing within their respective district. The district administrations have also been directed to take stock of the situation and take necessary measures in co-ordination with the police and the public towards this end, Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner, Nagaland, Banuo Z Jamir said in an order today.Informing that a large number of Karbis are occupied in daily wage and other petty works in different parts of the State, the State government has further advised the administration to establish communication with members of the Karbi community and involve the respective tribal hohos, civil societies and NGOs in creating the desired environment, conducive for maintaining normalcy and in providing the sense of security to members of the community.
“The Deputy Commissioners may also identify the respective employers of the Karbis working in the district and sensitize them to the requirement for providing security to their employees,” the order said.
The government said the law and order situation prevailing in Karbi Anglong district of Assam and the recovery of nine bodies under Dimapur district, which have been identified to belong to members of the Karbi tribe of Assam, have resulted in a lot of tension and apprehension in the minds of the public at large.
In order not to further escalate into further situations, an urgent need was felt to create an environment promoting sense of security for all concerned and thereby reducing the tension, particularly amongst members of the Karbi community, residing in Nagaland, the order stated.
Night curfew along border reinforced
SIVASAGAR Additional District Magistrate and SDO (C) Rajesh Soundararajan has informed that night curfew has been reinforced from dusk to dawn in the 5 km belt of Assam side bordering Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh to detect movement of anti-social elements as there is sufficient ground for taking precautionary measures for prevention of untoward incidents.
The order will be be enforced for a period of 60 days with immediate effect. Civil officials deployed on duty have been exempted from the purview of the prohibitory order.