Situation under control in Nagaland: Gov

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Kohima, Aug 27: Nagaland Commissioner H K Khulu on Wednesday, Aug 27 claimed that barring inter-factional clashes, the overall law and order situation in the state was 'completely under control'.

In a statement issued here, the Commissioner, reacting on the allegations of the Congress on lawlessness prevailing in the state, admitted that there was a slight recession in economic activities in Dimapur town due to the inter-factional clashes.

''Clandestine killings are not the solution for a political settlement,'' he said.

He claimed that the law and order situation in Nagaland was ''far better than some of the other Northeastern states and Jammu and Kashmir.'' ''It is not correct to say that the state's law and order is poor just because one or two civilians are killed,'' Mr Khulu argued.

The Commissioner elaborated on the role of Gaon Burahs (GB) and Dobhasis (DB) in trying to bring peace and harmony among the various underground factions in the state, saying, ''They may have limited education and intellectual inputs, but in the social respect and honour, they are unparalleled.

''One should not misinterpret their role in the current peace and reconciliation process initiated to stop killings amongst the underground factions. Once such killings and factional violence are stopped, it is the role of other NGOs and various agencies to sustain the tempo to a certain level,'' he said.

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