Meghalaya Violence: Board Exams to go on as Scheduled, Admit Cards to Serve as 'Curfew Pass'

Meghalaya Violence: Board Exams to go on as Scheduled, Admit Cards to Serve as 'Curfew Pass'

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Shillong, March 2, 2020:

Board exams currently underway in Meghalaya will be held as per schedule despite the curfew imposed amid violence, confirms the Meghalaya Government.

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In a notice undersigned by the Deputy Commissioner of the East Khasi Hills district,  M. War Nongbri, it was conveyed that Education Minister Lakmen Rymbui has informed that the Board exams will be held as per schedule. Moreover, the curfew that was imposed in Shillong at 9 pm yesterday, was lifted earlier in the morning at 6 am so that the students can attend the examination centres.

Via the notice it was also informed that the admit cards of the students will serve as a curfew pass for the student and any one or two persons accompanying the students.

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Amid the strife in Shillong, eight companies of central armed police forces (CAPF) have already been deployed to control the prevailing law-and-order situation, said reports.

Moreover, mobile internet has also been suspended in six districts across the state — East Jaintia Hills, West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi, West Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills, since Friday. Moreover, SMS-es have been limited to only 5 per day.

The violence can be traced to a Khasi Students’ Union meeting in Ichimati along the Assam-Bangladesh area and has a high number of non-tribal dwellers. The KSU has been agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and are demanding the extension of Inner Line Permit (ILP) regime to Meghalaya to “protect the interests” of the tribal population.

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