The situation in Mon district remains tense following the killing of 13 civilians at the hands of the Assam Rifles in Oting village in the district.

Locals allegedly vandalised the Assam Rifles camps. According to visuals emerging, one could see smoke from the Assam Rifles camp, accompanied by the sound of bullets. There are no reports on further casualties or deaths yet.

Earlier today, internet services were snapped in the Mon district. “Whereas there is an apprehension of grave law and order problems in Mon District, Nagaland owing to the prevailing situation created by firing incidents today, leading to the death of several persons in Tiru/ Oting village area under Tizit and Naginimora sub-divisions; Whereas Short Message Service (SMS), Whatsapp, Facebook, and other social media platforms could be used for spreading of rumours, fake news, and for circulating inflammatory texts, pictures, videos etc. which may inflame passions and thus exacerbate the law and order situation,” a letter from Home Commissioner Abhijit Sinha said.

The anger among the locals is such that they even attacked the office of the Konyak Union. A senior official of the Konyak Union, Kohima unit told EastMojo, “The reason is that the union (had) already informed the public that a panel would be held at 2 pm in the Mon district. But at 2 pm, the meeting was postponed to tomorrow.”

There was no concrete reason why the meeting was postponed, he said. “Maybe it was in collaboration with the administration, but I cannot confirm that yet,” he added.

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