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Internet services restored in Meghalaya's Garo Hills: Official

Press Trust of India  |  Tura (Meghalaya) 

Internet and messaging services were today restored in Hills, where an alleged post against the indigenous people of the region sparked a row here four days ago, a said.

Local people, along with NGOs volunteers, had stormed the office of the Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) last Friday, demanding the removal of its forest advisory committee Sofiur Rehman, after an anti- post, allegedly from his account, went viral on

An elected member of from the BJP, Rehman has dismissed the allegations, saying his account has been "hacked".

In the past too, the NGOs had objected to Rehman's appointment to the council as he was not a native of the region.

The shutdown of messaging services did not "go down well" with local people, who felt the matter had been escalated beyond "reasonable understanding", the district added.

had been experiencing tense situations in its various pockets over the past two weeks.

In Shillong, violent clashes between Khasis and Sikhs in Punjabi Lane area had prompted the administration to impose curfew on the city.

A top said yesterday that curfew would remain in force in the state capital for the next few days, in line with the directions of the

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 20:00 IST