Mokokchung NPF divided, tension high

Kohima: Tension ran high at the Naga Peoples Front Mokokchung Division office, when party workers tried to prevent a proposed meeting called by the NPF Mokokchung Division in-charge Nuklotoshi Longkumer.

Official sources said the Police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse the crowd on Friday and the district administration.

In order to contain the situation, the administration imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) with immediate effect till July 4, within the limit of Mokokchung town.

The district administration imposed the prohibition apprehending grave law and order situation in the town following what it termed was a ‘confrontational situation caused within the parties of NPF Unit, Mokokchung’ thereby endangering ‘human life and property’.

The order was issued by the Additional District Magistrate, Mokokchung.

The proposed meeting sparked off a chain reaction, as a new body, the Mokokchung District NPF Forum, came into existence on June 26 and declared ‘to totally ban the proposed party formation of the district which is against the wish of the party men.’

The Mokokchung District NPF Forum instead called another meeting of all units on the same day two hours ahead of the meeting called by the Mokokchung Division In-charge, Nuklutoshi. (UNI)

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