Fearing backlash following the death of a KSU member during clashes with non-tribals at Shella in East Khasi Hills district on Friday, curfew has been imposed in Shillong and other parts of the district.
According to sources, Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) called for a meeting at Ichamati on Friday afternoon to discuss the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and Inner Line Permit (ILP).
“At around 3 pm, after the meeting, clashes broke out between KSU members and local non-tribals of the area,” sources said.
A notification issued by M War Nongbri, the district magistrate of East Khasi Hills, said “there is apprehension of serious deterioration of law and order in Shillong and adjoining areas” after the incident.
The home department issued an order suspending mobile internet and restricting SMS to five messages across East Jaintia Hills, West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills districts for 48 hours.