By our Reporter | TNT News | Shillong, June 1, 2018

The 1st day of a new month did not bring in very good vibes for Shillong city as instances of violence on May 31st marred the peace and stability of the city. Read more about the incident here- Meghalaya: Violence in Motphran disrupts peace in city, CRPF deployed

In view of this incident, Meghalaya Home Minister James K Sangma has assured that the Government is working towards restoring normalcy and peace.

“We are trying our best to ensure that normalcy is restored,” Sangma said while addressing newsmen after the meeting convened by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma to assess the law and order situation in Shillong today.

He also informed that they have asked Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills to call a meeting with senior citizens, NGOs and other leaders to talk about how to resolve the issue.

“I would like appeal to all the members of the public to maintain calm and restrain,” Home Minister said.

Sangma also said that the situation have aggravated after reports which are very false in nature about people having been killed in the incident.

“I would also like to appeal the people to restrain themselves from spreading such kind of reports and also not paying heed to such kind of false report,” he said.

Home Minister also informed that curfew has been imposed by the district administration from 4 am today morning in certain localities adding that the curfew will be imposed depending on the situation how it unfolds.

READ | Meghalaya: Curfew imposed in sensitive areas of Shillong following law & order breakdown

When asked if the Government would bring more forces, he said that the matter has been deliberated on this meeting and more force would be brought in the field.

The Home Minister also confirmed that all the 3G and 4G services have been asked to stop to prevent spreading of false news through social media.

When asked if he suspected any political conspiracy behind this incident, he said that he would not like to speculate anything on this.

Meanwhile the KSU also held an emergency meeting today in this regard whereby they have asked the government to arrest the trouble mongers responsible for creating chaos in the area. they have also demanded that those injured in the violence be compensated.


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