Meghalaya: Internet suspension hits residents of Shillong


SHILLONG, June 7, 2018: The suspension of internet services in mobile phones in the city has hit its residents, particularly students, while the government has assured that the services will be restored once law and order normalises.

"The admission process for students, who want to pursue their studies in colleges and universities outside Meghalaya, is done online and this includes filling up application forms and payment of fees," a worried parent said.

His daughter, who is doing an internship in the city, is facing several problems in carrying out the task assigned to her by the university where she studies for lack of communication as most of the assignments are shared through e-mails.

According to him, the shutdown has also affected business with companies outside the state. It has hit job aspirants too as certain applications are done online.

Most of the schools and colleges in Laitumkhrah are functioning as usual while others, especially in areas where curfew has been imposed, remained closed.

Information and public relations minister A.L. Hek said the government will restore Internet once the situation in the city returns to normal.

"We discussed this in the meeting with the NGOs yesterday and we will lift the suspension as soon as the situation returns to normal. I hope we can restore this within one or two days," he said.

The Federation of Shillong Hotels has expressed concern over the ongoing situation that has affected the flow of tourists to the state's capital.

TNT News with inputs from The Telegraph