SHILLONG, May 10 (PTI) – Curfew clamped in West Garo Hills district bordering Assam following circulation of communal text messages, was relaxed for three hours this morning.
The curfew was relaxed from 9 am to 12 noon with the situation improving in the district, Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi said.
He said a few people have been picked up while the trouble-makers would be booked under the Meghalaya Maintenance of Public Order and Meghalaya Preventive Detention Act for instigating communal tension.
Curfew was imposed in Phulbari, Rajabala, Bhaitbari, Singhimari and adjoining areas bordering Assam’s Dhubri district on Tuesday night after circulation of communal text messages.
The district authorities have issued advisories to all political leaders, legislators and MPs to stay away from the curfew-bound areas.