Shillong: Sensation triggered in Meghalaya’s Capital Shillong after Police used tear gas shells and baton-charged protesters who were allegedly pelting stones in front of Raj Bhawan today afternoon.
As per reports, thousands of agitated protesters marched towards Raj Bhawan to stage their protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
It has also come to light that the protests against CAA have spread to other parts of the country mainly in Delhi, Bihar and Tamil Nadu.
Sources also informed that at least 20 protesters were injured in the clash with the city police. Later, all the injured agitators were sent to hospital for better medication.
Several vehicles were set on fire during the movement, claims a media report.
The violence came hours after the curfew imposed in Sadar and Lumdiengjri police station limits of Shillong was relaxed for 12 hours from 10 am.
Notably, soon after the protest broke out on Thursday, internet and SMS services were blocked for two days across the state.
Earlier, the Government of Meghalaya had issued helpline numbers for people stranded in Shillong from last few days.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had cancelled his trip to Shillong to visit the North East Police Academy.