Assam-Meghalaya Border Violence Update: There was disturbance in many parts of Shillong on Thursday (24 November) in protest against the violence on the Assam-Meghalaya border on Tuesday (22 November). The police had to struggle a lot in dealing with the miscreants. The incident of vandalism and attack on a police vehicle took place during a candlelight procession in the evening. According to reports, the miscreants torched a traffic booth and attacked three police vehicles, including a city bus.
On the other hand, miscreants allegedly attacked three women police constables in the premises of Shillong Civil Hospital on Thursday itself. It is being told that all three women soldiers have suffered minor injuries. His videos started being shared on social media till evening. After leaving the hospital, the miscreants allegedly attacked passers-by and two bike riders and broke the glasses of some vehicles. People are scared due to sporadic incidents of violence happening in the city.
Protest given despite section 144
The district magistrate of East Khasi Hills had on October 31 banned the assembly of five or more people in the entire city and its surrounding areas under Section 144 of the CrPC. In violation of the ban, protesters also staged a sit-in near the Shillong Civil Hospital Junction on Thursday.
At the same time, it has come to light that seven people were injured in the clash between the miscreants and the police. In this, a civilian injured near Centneri Junction had to be admitted to the hospital. A large number of CRPF personnel have been deployed outside Assam Agriculture Center and Assam House in Dhankheti. It is noteworthy that in an incident of firing in Mukru area of West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya, a jawan of Assam Forest Guard and five people of Meghalaya were killed.
Police officer gave this information
In the latest incident, protesters allegedly hurled stones and petrol bombs at the police force deployed to defuse the tension. Security personnel fired tear gas shells to disperse the protesters and enforce order. In Shillong, Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills, S Nongtnger told news agency ANI that three police vehicles, including a city bus and a gypsy, were damaged in the incident. The SP said, “The miscreants set ablaze a traffic booth in the city and hurled petrol bombs at the policemen.”
Chief Minister of Meghalaya spoke to Amish Shah
The incidents of arson and vandalism happened even as Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Thursday that Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured him that he will get the central agency probed into the firing by the Assam Police.
Sangma also said that during his meeting with Shah, he also demanded justice for those killed in the firing and action against those responsible for the incident. CM Sangma said that Assam Police personnel attacked innocent people in Mukru village of West Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya.
What is the matter?
According to reports, violence broke out at a disputed site in West Karbi Anglong district along the Assam-Meghalaya border in the early hours of Tuesday when a truck carrying illegally cut timber was stopped by Assam forest officials. During this, the policemen of Assam allegedly opened fire, in which six people died.
On Tuesday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had termed the firing by his state’s police as ‘unprovoked’ and said that his cabinet has recommended a CBI inquiry into the incident of violence on Tuesday.
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