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Assam-Meghalaya Tension: Miscreants torch traffic booth and attacked 3 police vehicles in Shillong, internet suspended for 48 hrs

Mukroh Firing: Protesters also hurled stones and petrol bombs at police forces who were deployed to control the siuation.

Neha Singh

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New Delhi: Following a firing incident along the Assam-Meghalaya border, miscreants in Shillong torched a traffic booth and attacked 3 police vehicles including a city bus near Civil Hospital during a candlelight protest called by some groups in protest against  Nov22 violence where 6 persons were killed in a firing incident at Mukroh area.

According to reports, the protesters also hurled stones and petrol bombs at police forces who were deployed to control the siuation.

Internet Suspended  

Following this latest situation, the Meghalaya Government extended the suspension of mobile internet and data services in seven districts by another 48 hours.

The mobile internet services have been suspended in seven districts- Eastern West Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills Districts, West Khasi Hills, Ri – Bhoi,   West Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills and East Khasi Hills.

Here is what Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma said:

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said Union Home Minister has assured inquiry to be constituted under a central agency. He said Law and order have been maintained in the state.

Sangma said, they are in touch with different stakeholders to ensure the safety of our people and that peace prevails.

He further said, in the next 2-3 days there is a need to watch the situation but nothing is closed as such.

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