Shillong, June 13: The East Khasi Hills district administration has lifted its ban on mobile internet 14 days after it was suspended.
Also the district administration has further relaxed curfew in the localities affected by the violent protests which erupted on the night of May 31.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the East Khasi Hills, Deputy Commissioner, Peter Sansan Dkhar informed that curfew has been relaxed in areas under Lumdiengjri police station for 15 hours with effect from June 14.
The localities consists of Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission, Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lamavilla, Qualapatty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment, Mawlong Hat including Cantonment Beat House Areas (excluding localities beyond Umshyrpi bridge).
For these areas curfew will be relaxed for 15 hours from June 14 with effect from 5 am to 8 pm and will be promulgated again with effect from 8 pmand until further orders.
Also, under Section 144 CrPC, the DC has imposed night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am in Shillong with effect from June 14 till further orders.
Meanwhile, the restoration of internet facilities on mobile phones came at 1.30 pm on Wednesday.
SMS services was restored on the evening of June 7.
Moreover, the Congress has expressed its concern over the law and order situation in the city.
Congress spokesperson Zenith Sangma said that the party is concern that the present Government has not been able to solve the problem by restoring back normalcy. On the issue of suspension of internet on mobile phones, Sangma stated that the student community has become paralysed due to its suspension.
The Congress spokesperson added that the freedom of speech and expression has been curbed by the Government.
“Many of the students have become paralysed to do their job. The students have to submit their projects submitted online. I don’t know why this government is showing its autocratic attitude,” Sangma added.