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Manipur unrest: Nagaland Govt. opens helpline for evacuation

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, MAY 4: Nagaland Home Department has said that a close watch is being maintained on the prevailing law and order situation in Manipur and the safety and security of people from Nagaland presently in Manipur and Imphal city.
In a release Nagaland Home Department today said that information is also being obtained for making arrangements for those from Nagaland requiring evacuation.
Helpline numbers have been activated in this regard at State Police Headquarters and Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority, the Home Department has urged everyone to maintain calm and not believe in rumours.
Anyone requiring any assistance have been asked to contact State Police Control Room, Kohima through phone number 3702242511, Fax: 0370 2242512 or Mobile/ Whatsapp: 08794833041 or email: spcrkohima@gmail.com and NSDMA helpline numbers: 0370 2381122/0370 2291123.
Y Patton appeals to the stranded to contact helplines
Meanwhile, Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, who is in-charge of Home Department, has appealed to all Nagas of Nagaland that may be stranded in the ongoing social unrest in the State of Manipur to contact the helpline given out by the Home Department and PHQ for necessary assistance and arrangements to reach home.
Patton in a telephonic conversation with the Chief Minister of Manipur, Biren Singh requested his intervention for the safety of Nagaland students, employees, patients and business persons staying or visiting Manipur, for which the latter gave his assurance for their safety and well-being, informed a press release issued by the media cell, Dy.CMO.
The Dy.CM also apprised that places of worship should not be a target for arson and vandalism.
Manipur Chief Minister assured that his office will coordinate with Nagaland Government to ensure that there is no communication gap leading to untoward incidents.
While conveying condolences to the people who lost their precious lives, the Dy.CM also appealed to the people not to spread rumours that may fuel or escalate the situation.
“Nagaland and Manipur are good neighbours and we should live in harmony. We also pray for peace and understanding among groups in Manipur and hope that normalcy returns sooner than later,” he said.
(Page News Service)

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