Meghalaya: Curfew imposed in Shillong, internet suspended following Shella clash


Shillong, Feb 28:

The Meghalaya Government has decided to immediately impose curfew in Shillong city from 10 pm tonight and mobile internet suspended for next 48 hours following a clash which erupted in Shella today evening.

The decision was taken during the emergent meeting convened by Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma in the presence of Home Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui, Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department, R.V. Suchiang, East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Matsiewdor War and Superintendent of Police of the district, Claudia A. Lyngwa.

Talking to reporters, Sangma said that they have decided to immediately impose curfew from 10 pm tonight.

"We will see how the situation goes and if necessary it will be further extended. The internet on mobile phones will be temporarily suspended," Sangma said.

As per their information which was received, CM said that after the meeting on anti CAA and pro ILP had ended, the people started dispersing and it was at this point of time when miscreants came in large numbers and attacked the members of the KSU.

"In that melee many sustained injuries and a person lost his life," Sangma said.