Internet services suspended in Meghalaya from Saturday

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Meghalaya government on Saturday suspended mobile internet services in seven districts of Khasi-Jaintia Hills region after intelligence inputs raised concerns over the law and order situation in those areas.

State Home Secretary S Kharlyngdoh said that the suspension order was issued at 3 pm on Saturday, three days after it was lifted, and will remain in force for 48 hours.

Director General of Police S B Singh’s report suggested that “serious law and order situation concerns” still remain in the seven districts of Khasi-Jaintia Hills region after which the proposed decision had been taken.

The state capital came in the grip of violence for five days following clashes in the city’s Punjabi Lane area on May 31. The tension spread to other areas, after rumours related to the clashes were circulated on social media.

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