Assam Meghalaya border clash: Internet shut down after attack on police on Assam-Meghalaya border

Publish Date: 26 Nov, 2022 |
 

The Meghalaya government on Friday extended internet suspension in 7 districts for 48 hours. Issuing a public order in view of the untoward incident in the border areas of the Assam-Meghalaya border, the Meghalaya government decided to continue the internet shutdown in 7 districts of the state. Internet suspension in these districts will start from 10.30 am on 26 November.

These 7 districts have Internet shutdown

Issuing a public order on Friday, in the wake of the untoward incident in the border areas of the Assam-Meghalaya border that left six people dead, the Meghalaya government decided to continue the internet shutdown in seven districts of the state, west Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, Eastern West Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills Districts. Internet service will be stopped in the said districts from 10:30 am on 26th November.

Shillong’s SP gives statement

Shillong's East Khasi Hills SP S Nongtanger said that three police vehicles including a city bus and a gypsy were damaged in the incident. The miscreants set ablaze a traffic booth in the city and hurled petrol bombs at policemen.

Earlier on Tuesday, six people were killed and several others injured in an alleged clash between villagers and a contingent of Assam police and forest guards. The clash took place in the border area of Mukroh village in West Jaintia Hills. A forest guard from Assam was also among those killed.

 

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