Curfew relaxed in Shillong from today


Guwahati: Curfew in Shillong agglomeration has been relaxed by the East Khasi Hills district administration from today, following a return on normalcy in the city. 

Curfew in Shillong agglomeration has been relaxed from 5:00 am to 4:00 pm of the August 18, the East Khasi Hills district administration informed. 

East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner – Isawanda Laloo has issued an order in this regard. 

However, public gatherings, public meetings, rallies, etc have been prohibited. 

However, COVID-19 protocols went for a toss as people in Meghalaya capital Shillong scrambled to buy essentials on Wednesday after curfew, imposed on Sunday due to a breakdown in law and order, was relaxed.

Shillong descended into chaos on Independence Day as masked miscreants ran amok damaging vehicles and indulging in looting and arson. The trigger for the violence was the killing of former extremist leader Cheristerfield Thangkhiew by the police in an alleged fake encounter on August 13.

His funeral on August 15 coincided with the official I-Day programme in Shillong.