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Dark Side Last Updated: Jun 5, 2018 - 4:11:18 PM

Tension Simmers In Shillong
By Swarajya 3/6/18
Jun 4, 2018 - 9:17:43 AM

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Clashes between protesters and security forces continued in Shillong on Sunday after few peaceful hours following three days of unrest. Tensions were sparked by an altercation between a Punjabi woman and a local Khasi boy. The clashes marked the return of tension between the tribal and non-tribal population. Like protesters in the 1980s sought the eviction of “foreigners” (non-tribals), the Khasi students’ union demand the eviction of “illegal” residents in Punjabi Lane, where the clashes were reported from. Those being called “illegal immigrants” are members of the Punjabi Dalit community who were brought here by the British to work as sweepers. Before clashes erupted again on Sunday, curfew was relaxed in the 14 troubled localities for seven hours and mobile internet services were restored in the evening after 48 hours. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has said that “certain people” were funding the unrest. There is evidence of alcohol and money being supplied, he added.

Source:Ocnus.net 2018

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