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Shillong, Aug 17 : Terming the imposition of curfew in Meghalaya’s state capital Shillong as “uncalled”, the Hynñiewtrep Integrated Territorial Organization (HITO) on Tuesday asked the Meghalaya government to withdraw the ongoing curfew as soon as possible.
In a letter to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, HITO president Donbok Dkhar said, “The sudden declaration of curfew has put our farm producers in a serious problem as hundreds of tons of vegetables and food are lying at various depots across the state.”
“This (curfew) is uncalled for and it shows the lack of seriousness on the part of those in power to run the government smoothly,” Dkhar opined.
The district administration of East Khasi Hills on Monday further extended Curfew in Shillong up to 5 am of August 18 to preempt any breaches of law and order and security, even as suspension of mobile internet services extended till further orders.
“The failure of those in power should not result in pain for the masses especially the farm producers who were not given any sort of monetary aids to the farmers who, despite the pandemic looming in, are struggling to make ends meet,” Dkhar stated.
The HITO also demanded from the Chief Minister not to deploy central paramilitary forces in the district fearing that the situation could get worse.