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Curfew re-imposed in Shillong after youth’s death

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After a four-hour relaxation, curfew was re-imposed on February 29 in areas under two police stations in Shillong while internet services were suspended in six of the 11 districts of Meghalaya following the death of a Khasi Students Union (KSU) activist on February 28, officials said.

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“Today (February 29) the curfew was re-imposed in Shillong and outskirts of the capital city under two police station areas – under Lumdiengjri and Sadar (under East Khasi Hills district). The prohibitory orders would continue until further orders,” East Khasi Hills district Deputy Commissioner M War Nongbri said.

He said that the curfew was clamped as a precautionary measure, though there is no fresh incident of violence from any part of the capital city and its outskirts on February 29.

A police official in Shillong said that in a clash on February 28 between KSU activists and non-tribals in Ichamati area (under East Khasi Hills District), a KSU activist Lurshai Hynniewta sustained critical injuries. Subsequently, he succumbed to his injuries at a health centre in Sohra (Cherrapunjee).

According to the police, the clashes between the KSU members and non-tribals broke out during an anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and pro-ILP (Inner Line Permit) meeting held in Ichamati area of the district on February 28.

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Internet services were suspended in six of the state’s 11 districts. These are East Jaintia Hills, West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills.

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has ordered an inquiry into the incident. Troopers of the central para-military forces have been deployed in the tension ridden areas to maintain law and order.

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