Meghalaya: Shillong still tensed, night curfew reimposed

 

Shillong

Meghalaya capital shillong still tensed and the administration re imposed the night curfew in entire city from 4 pm to 5 am with effect from Monday.

A big crowd of agitated protestors stormed the state secretariat in Shillong on Monday afternoon defying curfew.  The crowd later left only after a small delegation of them were allowed the meet the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

The mob also attacked an undertrial prisoner van carrying a mentally-unstable person, who was referred to be admitted at the KJP Robert Hospital.

No commercial passenger vehicles operated between Guwahati and Shillong on Monday because of the prevailing situation and a strike called by taxi operators demanding protection along the way.

Meanwhile, a Sikh delegation led by Delhi legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa met Sangma and expressed satisfaction that the “Sikhs were safe” in Meghalaya.

Shillong-based Sikh community leader Gurjeet Singh denied media reports that a gurudwara was torched or desecrated.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has also denied rumours of the alleged attack.

The clash erupted after a skirmish between some women and a driver of Shillong Public Transport Service bus at Them Meteor, which led to an assault of three persons.

The violence continued even after the parties involved in the skirmish reached a compromise.

The National Commission for Minorities will send a member to the Meghalaya capital Shillong to investigate the clashes .

The panel has decided to send its member Manjit Singh Rai from Punjab to Shillong to assess the situation, said NCM chairperson Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi.

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