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Restriction on civilian movement at Arunachal-Assam border

Arunachal Pradesh on Monday imposed restrictions on civilian movement along the border with Assam following launch of counter-insurgency operations by Army and paramilitary forces against NDFB(S) militants, who massacred over 70 adivasis on December 23.

An official communique said in view of the operations being carried out at the inter-state borders and other parts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh home minister Tanga Byaling has directed the principal home secretary to issue necessary directives to the districts administration to restrict movement of its civilians in the neighbouring state. 

The DCs and SPs have been asked not to allow large gatherings to avoid any mishap in view of the tense situation.  Besides, all arm license holders were directed not to carry weapons during their journeys within or outside the state. Hunting in the jungles of the inter-state border with Assam was also banned as the people may be mistaken for militants by the Army and the security forces, the order cautioned.

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