Advertisement

HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Day curfew relaxed in Assam-Meghalaya border areas

PTI  Shillong, January 14, 2011
First Published: 21:48 IST(14/1/2011) | Last Updated: 21:50 IST(14/1/2011)

Day curfew was lifted from the ethnic violence hit areas of Meghalaya on Friday, as strife affected refugees started returning to their homes.

Advertisement

East Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi said only night curfew will be in force from Friday in Meghalaya's Resubelpara subdivision till complete normalcy is attained.

Some 5,000 refugees have already left for their homes from the relief camps since Thursday. "We have closed down four of the 18 relief camps. People are going on their own," he said.

In the adjoining Goalpara district of Assam, night curfew has been in place since Thursday.

No incident of violence has been reported in the last three days.

The process of reconciliation has started in the affected areas, with community leaders, NGOs and administration officials holding meetings in the villages to regain the confidence of the people, officials said. Security escorts have been provided to vehicles, especially those carrying essential commodities plying along the border areas.

Administrations of both the adjoining districts are in touch to ensure security and prevent any further incident, the officials said.


Advertisement
more from India

India, China ignore UN climate change summit

Five years after over 150 heads of state cobbled up a rickety climate deal that fell through, the one-day UN Climate Summit is another attempt of rich nations to push India and China to accept some strong measures to check global warming.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved