Dimapur: A day after hundreds of people blocked NH-39 at Nagaland Gate in Lahorijan to protest against the detention of over 60 people from Assam for trying to enter Dimapur in Nagaland without ‘proper documents’, videos and photos of the incident surfaced again on Monday, with many social media users passing them off as fresh developments.
People of Dimapur town were stormed with news of fresh clashes happening around the border areas of Assam in Burma Camp area late on Monday afternoon. However, police sources have denied any such incidents and termed them as rumours to spread chaos in the town.
This EastMojo correspondent spoke with Nagaland Police PRO Relo Aye to confirm the same. He, too, said that nothing had happened in and around the town and that the department would soon give out a clarification.
The Officer-in-Charge of Dimapur East Police station also denied that any such incident happened in the border areas. He, too, claimed that they were all rumours.
On Sunday, tension prevailed near Nagaland Gate in Lahorijan after protesters blocked NH-39 near the inter-state check gate at Bokajan in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district demanding the release of the detained people.
The people, who were detained for trying to enter the commercial hub of Nagaland without Inner Line Permits (ILP) were, however, released later, the police said on Monday.
Till December 2019, ILP was not required for travelling to the busy town of Dimapur which is frequented by people from neighbouring Assam.
The Dimapur police took it to the social media to clear the rumour and doubts of the people in the town, Dimapur police on twitter wrote “ The public are advised to refrain from circulating unverified videos on the social media especially in connection with a outdated clip of a commotion in Burma camp area. Needless to mention that such irresponsible activity will attract punitive action under relevant section of law “
The situation around the border lines of Dimapur and Assam is volatile as miscreants have been reportedly pelting stones at Nagaland registered cars while crossing the border area. The entry of cars from Assam was restricted and Nagaland registered cars were not allowed to ply on national highway 39 by the Nagaland Police.