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Curfew lifted from violence-hit areas of Meghalaya

Curfew was lifted from all troubled pockets in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya, which had been rocked by ethnic violence.



Shillong: Curfew was on Wednesday lifted from
all troubled pockets in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya,
which had been rocked by ethnic violence.

Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi said curfew was
lifted from all areas in the district.

An official team from East Garo Hills, led by Bakshi,
visited Khamari and Bongaon relief camps for Rabha community
people in Assam`s Goalpara district.

The delegation, comprising the Superintendent of
Police and administration and church leaders, interacted with
the camp inmates and elicited positive response from them.

Bakshi said 11 of the total 14 relief camps were
closed till yesterday and over 4,500 people left in the camps
now.

Joint patrolling was being carried out in the
sensitive places along the border areas.

The East Garo administration asked their Goalpara
counterparts in Assam to share information regarding the
agitational programmes by Rabha groups.

A company of Meghalaya Police has been withdrawn from
East Garo Hills, while the additional paramilitary troopers
deployed in the violence-hit areas would remain there for
sometime.

At least nine people were killed and over 5,000 got
displaced in ethnic violence that erupted on January 1 along
the border areas of the two neighbouring states and went on
for 10 days.

PTI

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