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Meghalaya Chief Secretary warns officials against unauthorised

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

Y Tsering on Monday issued an order warning government officials of strict actions against unauthorised absence on Tuesday as North East students bodies declared in all NE states against Citizenship Amendment Bill, officials said.

The NE was called by North East Students' Organisation (NESO, an umbrella organisation of students bodies in the region including in which the Khasi Students Union and the are part of, in protest against the introduction of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha.

All measures required to ensure normalcy in the state should be taken. Strict action will be taken against all unauthorised absence, Tsering said in an order issued here on Monday.

Government offices shall function normally and government employees shall attend office as they would carry on with their duties and function, the order said.

The has also sought a report of the attendance from heads of departments and district chiefs. The is enforced by the KSU in the Khasi Jaintia Hills region and by the GSU in the region.

Last night, unidentified assailants lobbed a molotov cocktail at the office of the BJP partially damaging it.

Security have been tightened in all identified vulnerable areas in the state capital and district SPs have been asked to keep government installations on tight vigil in the next 24 hours, a told

The High Court has banned publication of bandhs calls by the media and has also ordered that those who called for bandh should be held responsible for any damage caused to public and private properties.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 20:55 IST