The mobile internet services in Meghalaya have been restored from 5 pm on Friday.
The ban on mobile internet was imposed on December 12 evening in the entire Meghalaya to prevent potential threat to public safety through SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The ban was imposed after violent incidents took place in commercial areas of Shillong city – Motphran, Umsohsun and Khyndai Lad areas on December 12 afternoon.
Additional secretary to the government of Meghalaya (home, police department) CVD Diengdoh on Friday confirmed the lifting of the ban on using of mobile internet.
He said that the ban was lifted on Friday from 5 pm onwards.
The ban was lifted as normalcy returned to the city especially after the passage of the resolution on Thursday by the Meghalaya Assembly to urge the Central government to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.
The situation has limping back to normal on Friday at all commercial areas of Shillong city.
As Christmas is approaching, people thronged shops to buy goods including Christmas tree and decorative items.
Meanwhile the curfew which was relaxed for 16 hours from 5 am, will be again promulgated from 9 pm on Friday untill further orders.
The areas that came under curfew were 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.