Situation in Motphran and adjoining areas calm

SHILLONG, Jun 3: After three days of continuous stand-off between police and protestors the situation in Motphran area of the city finally improved on Sunday with no fresh incidents of stone pelting reported from the area.

It may be mentioned that on Saturday night, the East Khasi Hills district administration decided to relax day curfew for seven hours. Curfew in localities under Lumdiengjri police station was relaxed from 8 am to 3 pm on Sunday.

However internet on mobile services is still being suspended. The district administration has also prohibited the sale of Petrol, Diesel, etc in loose containers, bottles to members of the public by all the Petrol Pumps within the district.

The district administration has also appealed to the people not to trust false reports propagated in social media like attacks on gurdwara in the city.

Meanwhile, on Sunday afternoon Delhi MLA and general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Manjinder Singh Sirsa visited Shillong following the clashes in Motphran and rumours of attacks on the Sikh community.

Sirsa after assessing the situation has asked people not to believe in rumours as the Sikh people in the city are safe.

Refuting all rumours in this regard, Sirsa tweeted “Sharing about Shillong situation. Requesting people not to worry or believe rumours. Sikhs are safe.”

“We were all worried about the Safety of Sikhs in Meghalaya I see all here; From Ground Zero to tell that there is no violence on the situation,” he added.

The Delhi MLA also met the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma at the state secretariat.

Sirsa also thanked Conrad for taking concrete action in time.

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