Heavy security was deployed and prohibition orders remained in place in the disputed area along the Assam-Meghalaya border, where six people were killed after violent clashes, even as travel restrictions between the two states remained in place for a sixth consecutive day on Sunday, officials said. .
The Assam police has issued an advisory asking people not to travel to the neighboring state after the incident on Tuesday.
“The situation is still not completely peaceful in Meghalaya. There may be attacks on people or vehicles from Assam. Therefore, we are asking people not to travel to that state,” said a police officer.
“If someone needs to travel, we asked them to go with Meghalaya registered vehicles,” he said.
Police barricades continued to be erected at Jorabat in Guwahati district and Cachar, the two main entry points from Assam to Meghalaya.
However, no restrictions were placed on commercial vehicles such as trucks, which carry goods and other items, the officer said.
The restrictions under Article 144 of the CrPC continued to apply at the scene of the conflict and in the surrounding areas.
Violence erupted in the village of Mukroh near the disputed border between the two states in West Karbi Anglong district in the early hours of Tuesday after a truck reportedly loaded with illegally harvested timber was intercepted by Assam foresters.
On Saturday, members of various social organizations in Meghalaya set fire to effigies of Home Minister Amit Shah and Prime Minister Conrad K Sangma, among others, in protest at the border violence.
Hynniewtrep Indigenous Territorial Organization, another social entity, also celebrated ‘Red Flag Day’ on the grounds of U Soso Tham Auditorium in Shillong.
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