Curfew lifted in Shillong as normalcy prevails after days of anti-CAA protests

Curfew was lifted in Shillong on Sunday, a day after the Meghalaya government restored mobile internet services across the state. The prohibitory orders were imposed on December 11, following violent protests against the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

A Meghalaya Home Department official said due to absolute normalcy in Shillong as well as in the state, District Magistrate of East Khasi Hills Matsiewdor War Nongbri lifted the curfew from the two police station areas — Lumdiengjri and Sadar — in the capital.

People of different communities were visiting markets, shops and shopping malls in the state to buy essentials as well as Christmas goodies and gifts.

Offices, hotels, houses and streets have been decorated with Christmas lights and festoons in the Christian-dominated state.

The Meghalaya Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to promulgate the inner line permit (ILP) regulation in the state to keep it out of the CAA purview.

Several agitating organisations have welcomed the state government’s move.

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