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Internet restored in Shillong, restrictions imposed in Garo Hills

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Shillong | Wednesday, Jun 13 2018 IST
The Meghalaya government today restored internet services after two weeks since it was suspended following violent clashes between protesters and the police in Motphran and adjoining areas on May 31.

Clashes with security forces erupted following violence between residents of Sweeper's Colony at Them Iewmawlong and drivers of the Shillong Public Transport Service.

Additional Chief Secretary in-charge Home M S Rao informed that internet service was restored in Khasi-Jaintia Hill region as normalcy returned in the violence-hit areas of Shillong city.

It may be mentioned that SMS services was restored on the evening of June 7.

However, authorities had temporarily suspended internet services on mobile phones in Garo Hills region after receiving a report from Director General of Police SB Singh that a serious law and order situation has again arisen in Garo Hills districts having potential threat to public safety.

Meanwhile, the East Khasi Hills District Magistrate Peter Sansan Dkhar informed that curfew has been relaxed in areas under Lumdiengjri Police Station for 15 hours with effect from June 14.

The localities consists of Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission, Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lamavilla, Qualapatty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment, Mawlong Hat including Cantonment Beat House Areas (excluding localities beyond Umshyrpi bridge).

For these areas curfew will be relaxed for 15 hours from June 14 with effect from 5 am to 8 pm and will be promulgated again with effect from 8 pm and until further orders.

Dkhar, has under Section 144 Cr PC imposed night curfew from 10 to 5 am in Shillong Agglomeration with effect from June 14 and till further orders. UNI RRK KK

-- (UNI) -- C-1-1-DL0212-1401459.Xml

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