Curfew was relaxed for seven hours today in the 14 vulnerable areas of Shillong as no incident of violence was reported from any part of the city in the past 24 hours.
Shillong had been in the grip of violence since May 29 following a fight between Sikh residents in the city’s Punjabi Lane area, also known as the Sweeper Colony, and the Khasi drivers of state-run buses.
Heavy security was deployed across the city in view of the clashes that injured over 10 people, including policemen and CRPF personnel.
On this edition of ‘The Big Picture’ we analyse what’s behind the Shillong Clashes?
Guests – B.P. Singh, Former Governor, Sikkim, Sandeep Phukan, Deputy Editor, The Hindu, Subhash Chakma, Director, Asian Center of Human Rights,
Anchor: Frank Rausan Pereira