Nagaland blocks internet, imposes curfew


Kohima: The Nagaland government blocked all internet and mobile data services in the state for 48 hours from Sunday night, after the videos and images of the lynching of Syed Sarif alias Farid Khan in Dimapur went viral. 22 people have been arrested in the case so far.
A curfew was also imposed in Dimapur town on Sunday to contain any protest march and unwanted situation.

Khan, a businessman from Assam who was accused of allegedly raping his Naga wife’s cousin, was dragged out of Dimapur jail, paraded naked, pelted with stones and lynched by a rampaging mob on Thursday. The mob then hanged his body from the City Tower. Khan had been arrested on February 24.

In Assam, there were protests against the lynching in many places. A 12-hour bandh, called by political, social and business organisations, was total with shops and business establishments closed and vehicular traffic staying away from the road in three districts of Barak valley.

Khan was buries at his native Bosla village at Karimganj in Assam, Khan’s body was airlifted to Karimganj on Saturday after Nagaland authorities handed it over to the Dimapur Muslim Council.