GUWAHATI: Around 300 women of Kashung Bungdung protested and prevented the Army from crossing their village amid lockdown on Thursday.
Troops of Assam Rifles and paramilitary forces were there to raid NSCN-IM hideouts in the border villages. claim reports, but no prior announcement was made in this regard and the Army appeared there as part of regular patrolling exercises.
“Should we be scared of the pandemic or the Army?” a woman asked.
After the incident the troops returned to Kashung outpost around 7 pm, say reports.
This incident happened when the entire country is under lockdown until May 3.
Prime Minister Modi had urged people to follow lockdown measures until May 3.
“Friends, keeping all the suggestions in mind, it has been decided that the lockdown in India will have to be extended till 3rd May. That means until 3rd May, each and every one of us, will have to remain in the lockdown. During this time, we must continue maintaining discipline in the way we have been doing till now,” he said during his address to the nation at 10 am.
“Therefore, we have to be very vigilant about hot-spots. We will have to keep a close and strict watch on the places which run the risk of becoming hot-spots. The creation of new hot-spots will further challenge our hard work and penance. Hence, let us extend the strictness and austerity in the fight against Corona for the upcoming one week,” he added.
The lockdown was about to end on April 14.