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Meghalaya: CAA, ILP Meeting Turns Violent, 1 Killed, Curfew imposed in Shillong

Mobile internet services have been suspended in six districts.....

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One person killed after a meeting on CAA , ILP turns violent in Meghalaya, Curfew has been clamped in Shillong city and Mobile internet suspended at least 6 district of the state.

Curfew has been clamped in Shillong city  the capital of Meghalaya with effect from 12 noon on Saturday until further order by the District Magistrate of East  Khasi Hills district,  M, War Nongbri apprehending serious deterioration of law and order as well as breach of peace and tranquility in the wake of group clash that that had occurred at Shella on Friday, according to a government notification issued on Saturday.

One person has been killed in clashes between Khasi Students Union members and non-tribals during a meeting on CAA and inner line permit (ILP) in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills after which mobile internet services have been suspended in six districts, officials said on Saturday.

The clashes between the Khasi Students Union members and non-tribals broke out during anti-CAA and pro-ILP meeting held in Ichamati area of the district on Friday, they said.

Mobile internet services have been suspended in six districts East Jaintia Hills, West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi, West Khasi Hills an South West Khasi hills of the state from Friday night for 48-hours, officials said.

Local reports suggest that during the clashes some KSU members burnt a haystack at the edge of a market and also tried to burn a house. This was followed with a retaliation from the other side which reportedly attacked several vehicles belonging to KSU members.

Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said an inquiry has been initiated and several companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) have been deployed to maintain law and order situation in the area.

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2 Comments

  1. The governments of India are violating basic human rights of its citizens. Restore the internet in Shillong, you may have suspended their internet, but you can’t touch mine and I’m reporting these shutdowns to every human rights organization that will listen. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting on these internet suspensions too, and the world is getting educated on how you abuse your own people. The day is coming where the leaders will have to account for their actions. It’s terrible what is happening in Shillong, but crippling it’s own people is only going to beget more violence.

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