Shillong: No fresh incident was reported
today from the ethnic violence-hit Assam-Meghalaya border
areas, with the administrations relaxing curfew on both sides.
In the Resubelpara sub-division in Meghalaya`s East
Garo Hills district, curfew was relaxed for three hours from
12 noon, official sources said.
In Assam`s Goalpara, only night curfew from 6 pm to 6
am will be imposed from today in four police station areas of
Dudhnoi, Krishnai, Rangajuli and Dhupdhara, district Deputy
Commissioner PK Goswami said.
Thirty-nine relief camps for about 35,000 displaced
population of both Rabha and Garo community are still
"One relief camp for about 1,600 Garo community people
has been closed today as the people wanted to return to their
villages," Goswami said.
Over 170 arsonists have been apprehended in Goalpara
so far, the officer said.
Some 19,000 people are sheltered in relief camps in
Meghalaya and officials said displaced people were coming from
Assam side to join them.
At least nine persons have been killed in the ethnic
flare up that lasted for ten days since January 1.