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After the curfew being clamped in Shillong by the Meghalaya government, the Assam Police has advised the people of the state not to travel to the city.

Special DGP of Assam, GP Singh has advised the people of the state not to travel to Shillong till the curfew continues in the capital city of Meghalaya.

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The Meghalaya government on Sunday imposed a curfew in Shillong after a massive surge of protests in the city following the killing of former HNLC leader Chesterfield Thangkhiew.

“Curfew has been imposed in Shillong due to Law & Order issues. People from Assam are advised not to travel to Shillong till curfew continues,” GP Singh tweeted while sharing a copy of the curfew order.

The Meghalaya government has also suspended mobile internet services in four districts of the state as a preventive measure.

The 4 districts, where mobile internet services have been suspended are East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi district.

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Mobile internet services in these four districts have been snapped for the next 48 hours with effect from 6 pm on Sunday (August 15).

East Khasi Hills district deputy commissioner imposed the curfew in Shillong Agglomeration till 5 am of August 17 or until further order, said an order issued by Home Secretary CVD Diengdoh.

Protests erupted in Shillong after the killing of surrendered HNLC leader Chesterfield Thangkhiew in the wee hours of Friday.

Black flags were spotted in several locations in Shillong on Sunday during the Independence Day celebrations.

A clash erupted between protesters and police on the GS Road in Shillong and angry protesters pelted stones at a police vehicle on Sunday morning.

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