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Amid curfew, Anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protesters on Sunday torched a government vehicle on Shillong-Guwahati national highway at Mawlai Nongkwar in Meghalaya.

The vehicle bearing registration number ML01-1738 reduced to ashes following the incident.

Curfew was not promulgated in Mawlai area, but only in few areas under Lumdiengjri police station, Sadar police station and their respective outposts and beat houses.

A number of government vehicles including those belonging to the police, have been torched in the last few days.

A building of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation was also set ablaze at Jowai on Friday.

Many private and commercial vehicles were also destroyed and torched by “miscreants.”

The curfew was relaxed for 13 hours on Sunday from 6 am to 7 pm in all curfew-clamped areas.

Earlier, curfew was promulgated in Jaïaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission, Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lama Villa, Qualapatty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment, Butcher Road, Mawlonghat (excluding localities beyond Umshyrpri bridge), besides the whole of Khyndai Lad (Police Bazaar), Jail Road, Keatinge Road, and Polo areas.

The curfew is promulgated again in the mentioned areas from 7 pm on Sunday until further orders.

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