Border firing: Mobile internet suspended in Meghalaya till Saturday

  Internet will remain closed till Saturday amid tension on Assam and Meghalaya border - India TV Hindi

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Internet will be closed till Saturday amid tension on Assam and Meghalaya border

The suspension of mobile internet and data services was ordered on Tuesday in 7 districts of Meghalaya till Saturday morning following the death of five Meghalaya citizens and an Assamese forest guard in West Jaintia Hills district firing. has been exceeded. Officials gave this information on Thursday. Meghalaya Home Secretary CVD Dengdoh said the incident of firing in Mukroh village of West Jaintia Hills district is likely to disturb public peace and threaten public security in the seven districts.

Reports have been received that messaging apps like WhatsApp and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. can be used for posting photos, videos and inflammatory messages, which can lead to law and order problems, the notification said. Reports of arson and damage to vehicles with Assam registration from various parts of Shillong and other parts of Jaintia Hills have been received from Police Headquarters.

Internet service will remain closed till Saturday to maintain law and order

To prevent misuse of social media to disturb peace and maintain law and order in Meghalaya, mobile internet and data services have been temporarily suspended for the next 48 hours from 10.30 am on Thursday. The seven districts where mobile internet has been suspended are West Jaintia Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, East West Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills.

Meghalaya cabinet delegation will meet Amit Shah

Meanwhile, officials said a delegation of the Meghalaya cabinet, led by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, would meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Thursday night and discuss the entire issue. The ministerial team will demand an inquiry into the firing incident by the NIA or the CBI. A delegation of the Meghalaya cabinet is also scheduled to meet Assam Chief Minister Himanta Vishwa Sharma.

Commission will be set up to investigate

Amid protests by several NGOs, a ministerial team led by the Chief Minister of Meghalaya visited Mukroh village on Wednesday and handed over an ex-gratia check of Rs 5 lakh to each. Tension prevailed in the village of West Jaintia Hills district and in various parts of the interstate border. According to an official spokesperson, the Meghalaya government has also announced setting up of a judicial commission to look into all aspects of the firing incident.

Meghalaya’s chief minister had earlier said that Assam police and forest guards entered Mukroh village and opened fire, killing five Meghalaya civilians and an Assam forest guard. According to information, the Assam police and forest guards stopped a truck carrying wood in Mukroh village and after that a large number of villagers reached the spot and surrounded the police and forest guards, after which firing took place.

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