Amnesty International slams lapse in criminal justice system

 ‘Every person who was part of the mob be brought to justice’ DIMAPUR, MARCH 7 (MExN): Amnesty International India today demanded that members of a mob who lynched a man suspected of rape in Dimapur on March 5 “must be brought to justice urgently.” Expressing concern at the violent turn of events in Dimapur, Shemeer […]

Relatives take Syed Sarif Khan’s body to village

DIMAPUR, MARCH 7 (MExN): The body of Syed Sarif Khan, who was lynched by a mob on March 5 was flown to Assam on Saturday at around 4:15pm from Dimapur Airport by a chopper provided by the Assam government. The deceased’s younger brother, cousin brother and uncle had come to take the body back to […]

Nagaland govt takes stock of situation

Nagaland govt takes stock of situation

With curfew still enforced, the streets of Dimapur wore a deserted look on Friday, March 6. Photo by Caisii Mao Nagaland State police in process of registering case against rioters Morung Express News Dimapur | March 6 Following the violent turn of events on Thursday, a sense of apprehensive calm returned to Dimapur today. Businesses […]

Dimapur violence condemned

DIMAPUR, MARCH 6 (MExN): Various civil society and political organizations have expressed their shock and concern at the violent events in Dimapur on March 5. Naga Hoho censures ‘failure’ of govt A press note from the Naga Hoho expressed concern at the failure of the state government agencies in handling the law and order problem […]

One man judicial inquiry to probe Dimapur violence

•    Inquiry to be headed by retired Judge Veprasa Nyekha •    Report to be submitted within 45 days KOHIMA, MARCH 6 (MExN): The Nagaland state government has instituted a one man judicial inquiry to find out the causes and circumstances leading to the violent events on March 5 in Dimapur. A notification from the Nagaland […]

Naga Hoho, Muslim Council Dimapur appeal for peace

DIMAPUR, MARCH 6 (MExN):  The Muslim Council Dimapur (MCD) and the Naga Hoho have issued a joint press statement appealing to all sections not to panic over rumors but remain calm and maintain peaceful co-existence. A press note from the President of the MCD, AH Tapadar and Naga Hoho President, P Chuba Ozukum acknowledged that […]

Protests in Assam; travel advisory issued

Morung Express News Dimapur | March 6 Protests were held in at least 3 districts of Assam on Friday following the violent incidents of March 5 in Dimapur. The protests were held in Sivasagar, Jorhat and Karimganj districts of Assam. However, no untoward incident was reported. Deputy Commissioner of Karimganj, Sanjib Gohain Baruah, informed The […]

Dimapur breaks down under lawlessness

Dimapur breaks down under lawlessness

The mob which gathered at Clock Tower, Dimapur to lynch the rape accused on March 5 evening. Photo by Imojen I Jamir • Mob breaks into Central Jail Dimapur • Rape accused lynched by mob • One killed during police firing • One convict from Central Jail Dimapur escapes Morung Express News Dimapur | March […]

Protest outside Nagaland House Guwahati

Morung Express News Dimapur | March 5 A protest against the death of a 15 year old boy on February 28 along the Assam Nagaland border was held outside the Nagaland House, Guwahati on Wednesday. The deceased was reportedly shot at by unidentified miscreants at Umriamghat along the Assam Nagaland border in Golaghat district. The […]

Health dept issues Swine Flu advisory

KOHIMA, MARCH 5 (DIPR): The state Nodal officer for the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Dr Tiasunep Pongener today announced that vaccine for H1N1 flu is now available in selected nursing homes/private hospitals/ pharmacies in Nagaland. The state Nodal officer also disclosed that all the five samples sent to ICMR, Dibrugarh on March 3 for confirmation […]

Nagaland government admits ‘total failure of law and order’

Morung Express News Dimapur | March 5 The Government of Nagaland has now admitted to the total failure of law and order in the State. Commissioner of Nagaland State, Sentiyanger Imchen, admitted that there was a lapse of law, order and governance as the State had not anticipated today’s chain of events. Addressing the media […]

One held for molestation

DIMAPUR, MARCH 5 (MExN): One person has been arrested by the police in Wokha for allegedly molesting a thirteen year old girl on March 3.  According to the police, the accused had allegedly molested the victim in her residence at Officers’ Hill, Tsumang Colony, Wokha at around 2:30pm. The accused was identified as one Mhathung […]