File photo of violence aftermath in Shillong. Photo: Northeast Now

Curfew in Shillong and its outskirts areas has been extended till Tuesday morning though there was no fresh violence reported in Meghalaya.

East Khasi Hills district deputy commissioner (DC) Matsiewdor War Nongbri said the curfew was extended on Monday morning and would continue till Tuesday morning.

“Though there are no fresh major incidents of violence, we have extended the curfew as a precautionary measure,” DC Nongbri told reporters in Shillong.

Police said central para-military and state security forces continued to be deployed in the sensitive and mixed population areas of Shillong and its outskirts including the market places and business locations.

However, the candidates of Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education (MBOSE) examinations have been exempted from the purview of the curfew.

The MBOSE final exams began on Monday.

Since Friday, three people, two non-tribals and a tribal have been killed and many injured in ethnic clashes and attacks by rival groups in East Khasi Hills district and adjoining areas.

The violence was triggered by the issue of anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and pro-ILP (Inner Line Permit).

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma ordered an inquiry into these incidents.

The Meghalaya government has arranged buses for the stranded tourists in Cherrapunjee (Sohra), Shillong or any other nearby places.

The state government has announced it will provide free transportation to ferry the tourists out of the state.

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