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Shillong violence: Curfew relaxation extended as situation improves further

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

The situation further improved in with no incidents of violence being reported during the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to extend the today.

The capital of has been tense since violence broke out on May 29 following an altercation between Sikh residents in the city's Punjabi Lane area and Khasi drivers of state-run buses. More than 10 people, including policemen and CRPF personnel, were injured in the clashes.

The daytime has been relaxed for 11 hours today, from yesterday nine hours, officials said.

in the affected areas has been relaxed from 7 am to 6 pm today, PS told

This decision was taken to allow churchgoers in the affected areas to attend Sunday services, he added.

said that the decision was taken at a review meeting yesterday as no incidents of violence were reported during the curfew and also during the curfew from the affected areas.

Night curfew too has been relaxed throughout the state capital and will remain in force from 9 pm to 5 am.

Though offices and commercial establishments remained closed on account of Sunday, heavy traffic was seen on the city roads today.

added that the security deployment in the city would continue as the reviews the situation on a daily basis.

Currently, 15 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), six companies of the and two battalions of the are deployed across the city, a said.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 15:45 IST