3 DEATH & 10 INJURED IN MEGHALAYA CLASH

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3 DEATH & 10 INJURED IN MEGHALAYA CLASH

In Meghalaya, the death toll climbed to 3 on Sunday after ethnic clashes erupted between Khasi Students Union (KSU) members and non-tribals during a rally on the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and inner line permit (ILP) in state’s East Khasi Hills district. The third victim was identified as Uphas Uddin, 37, who hailed from Assam. Uddin was attacked by three miscreants at Paikan village in Shillong at around 2:45 am on Sunday. Meanwhile, at least ten other persons were also injured in the clashes that took place on Friday. So far eight people have been arrested in the connection with the clashes and a magisterial inquiry has been instituted to further probe the incident. After a four hour relaxation, curfew was re-imposed on Saturday in areas in the capital city Shillong. Internet services were also suspended in six of the eleven districts of Meghalaya. “There is a likelihood of a serious breakdown of peace and tranquillity which may lead to loss of life and property. I do promulgate curfew in these areas from 8 am on March 1 until further orders,” said by District Magistrate Matsiewdor W Nongbri. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma appealed for peace saying people should refrain from any kind of violent activities. The chief minister also expressed solidarity and support with the people, especially with the family of the deceased.
News Desk NE India

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