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Iewduh, popularly known as Bara Bazaar, of Shillong came abuzz with business activities with people thronging the traditional market place during curfew relaxation hours on Wednesday.

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Vendors took the opportunity to sell vegetables and other essential commodities at prices decided by their fancies.

Vendors selling vegetables, fruits, betel nut-betel leaf made brisk business in that limited time. However, the big shops kept their shutters down.

Internet services: The Meghalaya government is having a review meeting on Thursday to decide on resumption of internet services in the capital city of Shillong.

Notably, internet and SMS services were suspended early on June 1, shortly after mob violence escalated with rumours being circulated through social media and SMS services.

The ban on internet and SMS service since last week has severely affected banking and online transactions.

Police restraint: Meanwhile, even as Shillong city is limping back to normal with no major fresh violence reported from anywhere in the city, cross-sections of residents have lauded the state police force that managed the whole carnage with grit and maturity.

The city police personnel who bore the brunt of stones and arson attacks finally managed to contain the situation after a long-drawn-out struggle.

GOC 101 Area Lt Gen DS Ahuja lauded the state police and CRPF personnel for performing their duties with ‘utmost restraint’.

Police personnel were on their toes day in and day out trying their best to disperse the protestors for four days and nights. However, initially they were denounced for entering residential areas and bursting tear shells creating a kind of fear psychosis among the residents.


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