07 May, 2021

Anti-Dkhar In CAA Ante

Clashes between tribals and non-tribals leave three people dead in Meghalaya

Anti-Dkhar In CAA Ante

Iewduh, Shillong’s oldest market, was busier than usual for a Saturday morning. The capital of Meghalaya had spent Friday night under curfew, and people had thronged the market to stock up on essentials fearing more unrest. Just as business was picking up for Rupchand Dewan, 29, a migrant tomato-seller from Assam, a group of masked men went on a stabbing spree. Ten ‘dhkars’—as outsiders are called in native Khasi—were attacked. Dewan, stabbed multiple times, died in hospital, barely fifteen days since he and his wife had adopted a baby girl. The attack in Shillong came a day after a Khasi, Lurshai Hynniewta, 35, was killed in clashes between non-tribals and natives at Ichamati, a township on the Meghalaya-Bangladesh border about 85 km from the capital, which was promptly placed under curfew as a precautionary measure. Another man, Uphas Uddin, was stabbed to death by unknown assailants in East Khasi Hills on Sunday. Police, however, say they are probing other angles into his death.

In a state which has a bloody history of ethnic violence since...

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