Several shops and establishments opened in Dimapur on Monday as curfew was relaxed for several hours.
Meanwhile, police arrested 21 more persons in the lynching case, taking the tally to 43, a senior police official said. Internet and SMS/MMS services, however, continued to remain blocked in the hill state since Saturday evening following a request by the state government to the department of telecom and other service providers.
In Guwahati, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi said his government was verifying if the incident had led to exodus of Assamese people from Dimapur. The government had heard “some people have come” but was verifying the information, Gogoi said. Ahidur Rahman, president of the Muslim Council, Dimapur said there were unconfirmed reports that about 500 Muslim families had left Nagaland in the past few days.