Meghalaya government extends internet lockdown for another 48 hours | Wbactive

Guwahati: The Meghalaya government has extended the suspension of mobile internet and data services for another 48 hours. The Meghalaya Cabinet delegation, led by Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, met with Union Home Secretary Amit Shah in Delhi and pointed out that the main cause of the incident is disputed interstate borders.

On Tuesday, mobile internet and data services were suspended after Assam police fired fire, killing five Meghalaya civilians and an Assam forest ranger in the West Jaintia Hills district.

Sangma said: “Ongoing border talks have encountered hurdles and trust needs to be built in several areas. Intervention by the Indian government will be required. We’ve requested an investigation with the CBI or NIA. The interior minister has assured that the central authority will investigate the incident.”

Sangma said, “Supplies of essential supplies must not be cut off and there must be cooperation from neighboring states.” Meghalaya Interior Minister CVD Diengdoh said in a notification that the shooting incident occurred Tuesday in Mukroh village in West Jaintia Hills district has the potential to disturb public peace and tranquility and endanger public safety in the seven districts.

“Having received reports from Deputy Commissioner, West Jaintia Hills District, Jowai and Police Headquarters, Meghalaya, Shillong that an untoward incident has occurred in Mukroh, West Jaintia Hills, Jowai that may affect the public peace and disturbing the peace, and causing a threat to public security in West Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri – Bhoi, Eastern West Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills, likely leading to a collapse of law and can bring order. Whereas reports of arson and damage to Assam-registered vehicles have been received from Police Headquarters from various parts of Shillong and other areas of the Jaintia Hills districts.

The notification added: “Considering that messaging systems such as WhatsApp and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc. are likely to be used for the transmission of information through images, videos and text, resulting in serious violations of the law.” can lead and order.”

To prevent the misuse of social media to disturb the peace and tranquility in Meghalaya and to maintain law and order, a temporary suspension of mobile internet and data services for an additional 48 hours was enforced from 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

The seven districts where mobile internet and data service suspensions were imposed include West Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, Eastern West Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills.

Vehicle traffic from Assam to Meghalaya remained suspended for the third day. Assam tourists stranded in Meghalaya are being escorted back to Assam. The clash between Assam police and civilians on Tuesday near a village along the Meghalaya border killed six and injured several.

A traffic shelter was set on fire in Shillong on Thursday and a bus carrying security forces was attacked. A petrol bomb was overcome. A candlelight vigil was organized in Shillong with people protesting against the Assam police and the Meghalaya government.

The Assam government has set up a commission of inquiry headed by Judge Rumi Kumari Phukan (retd.) to investigate the circumstances leading up to the incident at Mukhrow under PS Jirikinding of West Karbi Anglong district which resulted in the deaths of five civilians and led a home guard.

The commission of inquiry will submit its report within two months of the issuance of the notification.

The Commission of Inquiry was established under Section 3 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1952 to determine the facts, circumstances and exact cause of the fire incident which resulted in the deaths of six people.

Massive queues of vehicles were seen at gas pumps across Meghalaya on Thursday as the Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Union (APMU) sent letters to all PSU oil marketing companies, including the IOC, HPCL and BPCL, informing them of their decision not to load fuel into tankers.

The union expressed concern about the safety of Assam vehicles in Meghalaya. The state government has asked the union to reconsider its decision


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