Curfew in Shillong has been relaxed for 16 hours as law and order situation in the state improved days after violence hit the state following the protest against the amended Citizenship Act, according to official sources.
The curfew has been eased from 5 am to 9 pm as protests against the new law died down following the state Assembly resolution on Thursday to urge the Centre for Inner Line Permit System in the state. The ILPS was brought about under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Act, 1873 for safeguarding the interests of indigenous population. ILPS would keep the state out of the purview of CAA.
On Thursday, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma announced that his government would ease prohibitory orders in the state to enable people to celebrate Christmas. However, night curfew would continue to maintain law and order in the state.