Meghalaya: After fresh clashes in Shillong, curfew reimposed, mobile internet suspended
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Meghalaya: After fresh clashes in Shillong, curfew reimposed, mobile internet suspended

One person was killed in clashes between KSU members and non-tribals during a meeting on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and inner line permit (ILP).

Curfew was reimposed on Saturday in some areas of Shillong after one person was killed during fresh clashes in the city’s Bara Bazar area earlier in the morning.

One person was killed in clashes between KSU members and non-tribals during a meeting on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and inner line permit (ILP).

Five additional companies of armed police forces have also been deployed in sensitive areas.

The curfew was imposed on Friday night following the clashes and lifted at 8 am on Saturday. A ban on mobile internet services was continuing in six districts, PTI quoted officials as saying.

On Friday, clashes broke out between the Khasi Students Union (KSU) members and non-tribals during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and pro-ILP meeting held in the Ichamati area of East Khasi Hills district close to the Indo-Bangladesh border.

East Khasi Hills district SP Claudia A Lyngwa said that eight persons were arrested so far in connection with the Friday’s incident.

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

(With inputs from PTI)