Night curfew along Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur

Night curfew has been imposed along 380 Km Indo-Myanmar border in Ukhrul, Chandel and Churachandpur districts in Manipur for six months following a request made by Indian Army and Assam Rifles authorities.

Imphal: Night curfew has been imposed along 380 Km Indo-Myanmar border in Ukhrul, Chandel and Churachandpur districts in Manipur for six months following a request made by Indian Army and Assam Rifles authorities.

The magistrates of the three districts issued separate orders in their respective districts prohibiting movement of any person within 3 km belt from the international border, government officials said.

The curfew would be in force from 5 pm to 5 am, the officials said.

Army and Assam Rifles deployed along the international border in Manipur are maintaing strict vigil to check night movement, they said.

Myanmar government had signed the ceasefire accord with eight out of 15 ethnic armed groups involved in the peace deal on Thursday, signalling an end to nearly six decades of civil conflict in that country. The impact of the ceasefire in Myanmar might have effect on the porous Indian border, the sources said.

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