Even as Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam has stated that normalcy has been restored at Moreh, tension still grief the border town fearing outbreak of more violence. Report received here said that Moreh town still wore deserted look with the shunning of all trade activities. Almost all shops including the famous Namphalong Market were shut till today. Eyewitness said that remains of the properties destroyed during the clashed between ILPS supporters and the anti ILPS supporters were still scattered at the roads. Except the security force, there were no civilians seen at the streets of the border town. Late yesterday evening people heard gun shots probably fired by security force who were on duty.
On the other hand, Assam Rifles had given the first hand account of the Moreh crisis that happened on August 8. According to a press statement of PRO Head Quarter IGAR (South), the rally staged on the day demanding implementation of ILPS was obstructed by some people and following that the situation turned violent. It said at the time the Assam Rifles troops were on regular road patrol duty. They witness people pelting stones. There was huge melee of crowd in the middle of the city and fighting started instantly, it added.
The AR statement added that by leaving out of their way, the officers and men of the unit tried to discuss and pacify the crowds. In the course of action some of the Assam Rifles were hurt in the stone-pelting.
The AR statement said that amid the violent situation those on duty escorted small children and students unaware of the violence.
The statement further added that the AR personnel administered first-aid to three students on May 18 and four Gun shot victims named Lalminlen Zou (35) of Moreh Ward No.7, Hougunlen (25) of Ward no. 1 Moreh, Lalminlen (28) and Seingam (24) of Chawangphai who had reached their gate seeking help.