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Non-Nagas flee State fearing collapse of Naga talks


Kohima, October 30: With Nagaland placed on high alert by the State Government in view of the uncertainty in the Naga peace process, unaccounted numbers of non-Nagas have reportedly fled the State.
Sources said several non-Nagas have already fled the State, including from the State capital and commercial hub Dimapur to escape from possibility of violence in the State if the Naga talks collapse.
Sources said several non-Nagas from mainland India have left Kohima in the last couple of days after the State Government issued notices to police and law enforcing agencies to remain alert throughout the State to face any situation if the peace process breaks.
Despite panic situation prevailing in the State, the Government has remained tight-lipped.
In the midst of confusion and apprehension, the situation has been compounded by blockade of roads due to landslide between Kohima and Dimapur and the running out of essential commodities and skyrocketing of prices of commodities and materials in Kohima and elsewhere in the State.
All petrol stations have run out of fuels and panic people have to buy from the black marketers at the cost of Rs.100-200 per litre. While the cost of construction materials have also shot up.
The Government is yet to come out on the current situation in the State capital. (Page News Service)