Post-Vote Count Violence: Curfew Imposed In Meghalaya Village


West Jaintia Hills: The district administration here has imposed a curfew in Meghalaya’s Sahsniang village till further orders.

As per reports, the curfew was placed following reports of post-vote counting violence on Thursday.

In an order issued from the office of District Magistrate B.S. Sohliya on March 2, the administration said: “There is an apprehension that the violence may spread and intensify if left unattended and may result in the destruction of property and a possibility of a loss of lives.”

“I am satisfied that the news of the same is prejudicial to the maintenance of law and order. Whereas I am satisfied that curfew may be declared in these areas to ensure that the violence is stopped immediately and that public peace is restored in the area,” the order said.

“In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under Section 144 Cr. PC, I, B.S. Sohliya, IAS, District Magistrate, West Jaintia Hills District do hereby imposed CURFEW in Sahsniang, village with immediate effect and until further orders,” the order stated.

The counting of votes for the Meghalaya Assembly polls was done on Thursday in which the National People’s Party emerged as the single-largest party winning 26 seats.

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