CAA Clashes In Meghalaya, Curfew In Shillong

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CAA Clashes In Meghalaya, Curfew In Shillong
The embers of communal violence, which devastated capital Delhi recently, had not fully died down when violence broke out over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya.

Clashes erupted in Meghalaya between tribal organisations and non-tribal groups over the disputed CAA, in which one person has died, after which curfew has been imposed in capital Shillong and nearby areas.

Apart from this, internet services have been suspended in six districts and SMS is also partially blocked. After the violence broke out, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma called an urgent meeting with all senior officers.

This violence in the East Khasi Hills district flared up between the Khasi Students’ Union, a tribal organisation, and non-tribal groups, during a meeting called by the Khasi Students’ Union. The purpose of the meeting was to protest against the CAA and formulate a strategy on the implementation of the Inner Line Permit.

The Khasi Students’ Union claims that non-tribal people attacked them after the meeting got over due to which one person was killed. The atmosphere in the East Khasi Hills suddenly turned tense right after this attack. 

The Meghalaya Police said that curfew has been imposed in Shillong and neighbouring areas in view of the prevailing tense situation. 

Apart from this, the internet has been suspended in six districts of the Eastern range - West Jayanti Hills, East Jayanti Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi, West Khasi Hills and South-West Khasi Hills. The SMS service has also been partially blocked and only five SMS will be allowed to be sent from one mobile in a day.

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