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Assam continues ‘ban’ on people traveling to Meghalaya, ban on internet extended


After the violence on the border, Assam continued to ban people from going to Meghalaya for the fifth consecutive day.
Meghalaya extended the ban on internet service in 7 districts for the next 48 hours from 10.30 am on Saturday.
Prohibitory orders under Section 144 are in force in the disputed area amid heavy deployment of security forces.

Guwahati/Shillong. Assam on Saturday continued restrictions on movement of people and private vehicles to Meghalaya for the fifth consecutive day after six people died in violence in a disputed area along the inter-state border. Six people had died in this violence. On the other hand, Meghalaya extended the ban on internet service in the seven affected districts of the state from 10.30 am on Saturday for the next 48 hours. However, the law and order situation in the violence-affected districts of Meghalaya is slowly returning to normal. Shops and business establishments are opening in Shillong and traffic is visible on the roads.

A police official said that there was no major incident in the capital of Meghalaya. Only a few miscreants burnt tires on the road in West Jaintia Hills district. However, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC remained in force in the disputed area amid heavy deployment of security forces. Assam Police has advised the people of the state not to travel to Meghalaya in view of the law and order situation. It may be noted that there was violence in Mukroh village on the Assam-Meghalaya border in the early hours of Tuesday after Assam forest personnel stopped a truck loaded with illegally cut wood. In which six people including a forest guard were killed.

A police officer said that ‘we are asking the people of Assam not to travel to Meghalaya for the time being. But if someone has to go to the neighboring state due to emergency, we are asking him to go in a vehicle registered in Meghalaya. Barricades have been put up since Tuesday in Guwahati’s Jorabat area and Cachar district, the two main entry points to the hill state. Commercial vehicles, however, continued to ply without any restrictions. Transportation of fuel from Assam was suspended on Thursday due to fear of attacks on tankers and crew by the Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Sangh. But it was resumed on Friday after the assurance of security by the Meghalaya government.

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On the other hand, the Meghalaya government has suspended mobile internet services in West and East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, East West Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills for the next 48 hours i.e. till 10.30 am on Monday. increased. This information was given in the notification issued on Monday by Shakeel Ahmed, Principal Secretary, Home Department. The government said that social media and messaging apps can be misused. Due to which law and order can collapse. There is a long-standing dispute between Assam and Meghalaya over 12 areas adjacent to the 884.9 km long inter-state border. The place where the violence took place is one of those areas.

Tags: Assamese, Border Dispute, Meghalaya, Violence

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