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INDIA : Tension still remains intact since Friday’s violence in Shillong

INDIA : Tension still remains intact since Friday’s violence in Shillong

Sunday demonstrators throw petrol bombs on the security forces in Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. Actually curfew was imposed after the conflict between the two factions in Meghalaya. But after the relaxation in curfew on Sundays, once again tension resurfaced.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has said that there is a deliberate conspiracy behind these violent clashes. However, the main cause of the conflict is a never-ending territorial land dispute between local native community and the immigrants who are mostly from Punjab.

The clashes started two days ago, on Friday, between the two communities in the capital, Shillong, Meghalaya. The natives and the migrants are always loggerheads with each other. The native tribes accuse the migrants of unjustly taking their land.

There are colonies of migrants who are always on target during the recent clashes. On Saturday night, nearly two hundred migrants who were mostly Punjabis, escaped from their colonies and almost took refuge in the army camp.