Curfew relaxed during day hours in Shillong, internet restrictions continue

Curfew has been relaxed during day hours in various parts of Shillong on June 3 but restrictions will remain in force, a government order said.

In an order passed by the district magistrate, East Khasi Hills district, it was stated that under Section 144 CrPC, curfew bound areas falling under Lumdiengjri police station has been relaxed from 8am to 3pm on June 3.

“Curfew would be lifted from 8am to 3pm tomorrow (Sunday) in curfew areas under Lumdiengjri police station and Cantonment Beat House areas to allow people to get their essential commodities,” deputy commissioner in-charge East Khasi Hills district, Peter S Dkhar, told news agency IANS.

Dkhar, however, said that suspension of internet on mobile services would continue besides prohibiting the sale of petrol, diesel etc., in loose jerrycans, bottles and any other containers to public by all petrol pumps within the district.

The relaxed areas include Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission,  Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lamavila, Qualapaty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment, Mawlong Hat including Cantonment Beat House Areas (excluding localities beyond Umshyrpi Bridge).

Various parts of Shillong have been hit by clashes since May 31. At least five civilians, including one journalist, were reported injured in the clashes.

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