Low attendance in Meghalaya offices; Assam police issues travel advisory

“We urged our brothers and sisters working in both central and state governments to support us by not attending offices on Friday as a mark of respect to the victims of extra-judicial firing at Mukroh by Assam Police,” KSU general secretary Donald V Thabah said.

In the Meghalaya capital Shillong, attendance was thin in both central and state government offices, officials said.

The situation is the same in the seven districts of Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills region, senior officials of the districts told PTI.

“Yesterday in Shillong, public burnt police vehicles. The situation is not very good. That’s why we are advising people not to travel (to Meghalaya),” Deputy Commissioner (East) of Guwahati Police Sudhakar Singh told PTI.

Cachar Superintendent of Police Nomal Mahatta also said a similar restriction on people and vehicles from Assam entering Meghalaya through his district also is in force.

Violence erupted in a portion of the Meghalaya capital shortly after a demonstration and a candlelight vigil concluded on Thursday night.

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