Violence after election in Meghalaya, administration imposed night curfew
After the election in Meghalaya, many people were injured in violence in at least three assembly constituencies। At the same time, the body of a person has been recovered in mysterious condition.
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Shillong: Given the post-election violence in some constituencies of Meghalaya, the administration on Friday imposed an indefinite night curfew in some places with immediate effect। District Officer of Eastern West Khasi Hills ( DM ) W Nongsiej issued an order to Mwasawa, Songshong Village, Umwihsup and Marang Mission have imposed a night curfew in the village from six in the evening to six in the morning.
He said that on Thursday night the uncontrolled mob set fire to five government vehicles and a private vehicle and pelted stones। The mob also damaged the office building of the Deputy Commissioner। Nongsiej said, “ It appears to me that the said violence and arson were carried out by members of some organized groups and associations to fulfil their objectives. ” He said that it is also feared that such groups may continue to carry on their interest “ unlawful gathering and violence as well as arson ”। The DM stated that, therefore, “ curfew is applied to ensure the peace and security of the general public and to protect public assets.
Many people were injured in violence in three assembly constituencies
After the election in Meghalaya, many people were injured in violence in at least three assembly constituencies। At the same time, the body of a person has been recovered in mysterious condition। Deputy Commissioner ( DC) several vehicles parked in office premises were set on fire in Mayrang। The body of a person has been recovered in a mysterious situation at the site of violence। The incident occurred soon after Congress supporters expressed dissatisfaction over the results of the Mayrang assembly constituency on Thursday.
Metbah Lingdoh, the head of the Meghalaya Assembly Speaker and United Democratic Party ( UDP), has defeated his rival Batsheim Rinthiang of Congress on this seat by a minor margin। The officer said that the district police fired tear gas shells last night to disperse the violent mob। In another incident in Sohra, supporters of the National People’s Party ( NPP ) pelted stones at the SDO’s office after being disappointed by the results of the Shella assembly constituency.
Superintendent of Police of the district ( SP ) M.Yes.R.Kumar said, “ the situation is now under control and additional force is deployed. ’ ’ Balajid Kupar Sinrem of the United Democratic Party ( UDP ) has defeated the NPP candidate on this seat। The district administration in Mowkav, West Jayantia Hills, imposed a curfew in the village of Sahasaniang given the clash in the two factions after the results of the assembly election on Thursday.
The Sangma of NPP chief and outgoing Chief Minister Konrad appealed to all to maintain peace and requested the leaders of all political parties that they were after the election in the hill state Do not provoke your supporters in the wake of violence। Sangma told reporters here, “ I request everyone to avoid being involved in any form of violence. ”
The ruling National People’s Party (NPP ) has emerged as the largest party by winning 26 seats in the result of the election held on Thursday of 59 assembly seats in Meghalaya। However, she could not touch the majority figure in the 60-member assembly। The United Democratic Party, an ally of the NPP, emerged as the second largest party, winning the ( UDP ) 11 seats। Congress and Trinamool Congress won five seats। The BJP was able to name only two seats। The newly formed ‘ Voice of the People Party ’ ( VPP) won four seats while ‘ Hill State People Democratic Party ’ ( HSPDP) won two seats। Two independent candidates also won.
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