Army called in for flag march in Shillong after fresh violence

Army has been called in for flag marches in Shillong which is witnessing violence since last Thursday. The Army was called in by the Home Ministry after fresh violence was reported.

Curfew has been imposed in many areas of Shillong after the recent violence was reported on Sunday night. The forces have been sent to help the police maintain law and order in the Meghalaya capital.

Fresh violence broke out in the city on Sunday night, prompting the police to use tear gas shells to control a mob.

Within hours after Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma suspected a planed conspiracy behind the Shillong violence on Sunday, a mob of nearly 400 youths attacked a camp of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) near the Mowlai bridge, prompting the security forces to use tear gas shells to quell the mob. The incident took place late in the night.

The trouble began on Thursday, when a bus conductor, a tribal, was assaulted, allegedly by some residents of the Punjabi Line area. Three tribal children were also allegedly beaten. After fake news on social media that one of the children had died, a mob tried to attack the migrant Punjabi colony.


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