Meghalaya: Suspension of mobile internet to continue for another 24 hours; curfew to stay


TNT News | SHILLONG, June 12, 2018

The suspension of mobile internet facilities will continue for another 24 hours and the imposition of curfew will continue for the next few days in the capital city of Meghalaya, said East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner P.S. Dkhar on Monday.

The relaxation of curfew remains unchanged – from 7am to 6pm – in areas under the Lumdiengjri police station and Cantonment Beat House, while night curfew in the whole Shillong agglomeration will continue from 9pm to 5am. The areas under the Lumdiengjri police station include Jaïaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission, Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lamavilla, Qualapatty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment, Mawlong Hat including areas under Cantonment Beat House (excluding localities beyond Umshyrpi bridge).

"We are closely monitoring the situation and based on it a decision has been taken to either relax or lift curfew totally," Dkhar said.Dkhar further stated that suspension of internet services would continue for another 24 hours.

Curfew and suspension of mobile internet were imposed from June 1 as a result of rumour-mongers spreading fake news and messages on the incident at Them ïew Mawlong which occurred on May 31 that led to a violent agitation at Motphran.

The Khasi Students' Union (KSU), Federation of Khasi Jaiñtia and Garo People (FKJGP) and the Hynñiewtrep National Youth Front met deputy chief minister and chairman of the committee Prestone Tynsong demanding that the committee should speed up the task at hand; adding that the government should ensure that organisations from outside Meghalaya will not try to interfere in the affairs of the state.