Source: News Bharati English04 Feb 2017 12:10:06
New Delhi, February 4: Errant violence in Nagaland calmed down after the army was deployed on Thursday night but the protests is still on and state is taking efforts to settle the issue. Minister of State for Defense Subhash Bhamre assured that centre is extremely sensitive about the security of Nort-Eastern states and has taken all the possible efforts to combat the ongoing violence in Kohima.
Retaliating towards the senseless violence, Subhash Bhamre assured by saying that “we are well aware about the situation in the North-east, the Prime Minister and Defense Minister are very sensitive regarding all problems of the North-east whether it concerns the security of the North-east area, the border area as well as the overall developmental work of the North-east. So, we are well aware of that and we have taken due precaution and I assure from the Defense Ministry to the people of North-east that we are very sensitive about their security and we have provided all arrangements like the Army and the Air Force.”
Following him, even the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju retorted and urged the protesters to calm down and make peace with the government. He said that “have to save the Nagaland Chief Minister. We understand people’s sentiments but it is not right to attack the Cabinet. I Appeal to people to talk to the government.”
On Thursday evening the mob set the office of Kohima Municipal Council and government vehicles on fire. Also they burned down the rented house of Chief Minister in Dimapur. Tribal organisations in Nagaland were demanding the resignation of the TR Zeliang-led government after two people were killed and two others were injured in the state’s commercial hub of Dimpaur when police fired on a mob comprising hundreds of armed youths trying to enter the private residence of the chief minister on Tuesday night. Curfew and Section 144 continues to remain imposed in Dimapur and Kohima districts.