Indefinite curfew imposed in areas; thousands stranded as trains were stopped
Indefinite curfew is imposed in was imposed in in the Maibang area of Dima Hasao district after two people were killed in police firing on Thursday.
However, it led to thousands getting stranded as trains were stopped as they headed for Silchar and Guwahati.
The two men killed were among the hundreds of Dimasa tribals who were protesting a media report that quoted a draft document by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionary on the Naga peace deal where he suggested a separate development authorities for the Nagas in Dima Hasao.
Many in Dima Hasao saw this as a bid to make the district a part of Nagalim when the police opened fire to disperse the crowd.
The RSS leader Jagdamba Mall, however, told a local media outlet that the contentious views were his personal opinions and misrepresented as those of the RSS.
Southern Assam, Mizoram and Tripura are totally cut off due to this agitation, it was informed.>