Kohima: Amid tension along Nagaland-Assam border, the additional district magistrate (ADM) of Sivasagar in Assam has reinforced night curfew over a 5-km belt on the Assam side.

The night curfew (6 pm to 6 am) will be in force for a period of 60 days starting from July 1 on the Assam side of Sivasagar district bordering Nagaland.

An official update stated that the night curfew order has been imposed as a “precautionary measure to prevent occurrence of anti-social elements/extremist/unlawful activities coming across the Assam /Nagaland border in the belt of Sivasagar district”.

The magistrate has warned that movement of any person, group of persons, any vehicular traffic, are prohibited during the period of night curfew.

Magistrates, security personnel of army/CRPF/police and civil officials deployed on duty are exempted from the purview of the prohibitory order.

While the Nagaland-Assam border dispute is sub-judice in the apex court, tensions along the border have been taking place from time to time. Nagaland shares a 512-km border with Assam.

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