Militants threaten tribals in Nagaland to flee their homes

Dimapur (Nagaland), June 20 (ANI): Security was beefed up in Nagaland's Rengma village after militants threatened the Rengma tribe to flee from their homes on Thursday.

"Till peace is restored, one strong force will be stationed at Barloungsu Rengma village. The entire Rengma villages will be under watch and police patrolling will be tightened. Police, army, CRPF will visit the villages frequently," said Assam's District Karbi-Anglong Additional Superintendent Of Police, Bolin Deori.

A militant group in Assam threatened the Rengma tribe living in Assam's Karbi Anglong district to leave their land and take shelter in relief camps.

Security forces were deployed in large numbers in and around the Rengma villages, after threats of attack by the Karbi People's Liberation Tigers militant group.

Hundreds of men, women and children of Rengma tribe of Nagaland were displaced from their houses and were forced to take shelter at relief camps.

Some people took shelter near a district police station. A lot of people have been hiding inside the Rengma Church.

Tribals of a few villages left their ancestral houses, and more than 600 of them fear returning to their native homes.

"The Karbi militants told us to vacate the respective villages or face dire consequences and since I have small children, I was afraid and that's why we came here to the relief camp to seek shelter," said Rashe Rengma, a displaced victim in Dimapur.

Karbi People's Liberation Tiger sent a notice reading 'Accept Karbi identity or leave Rengma Hills before 9th July' to the Regma Nagas.

The villagers had no choice but to abandon their villages and leave behind their animals and livestock, which are one of the main sources of income of the locals. (ANI)


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