No damage to any gurdwara in Meghalaya says Rijiju

Vastavam web: There has been no damage to any gurdwara or other institutions belonging to the Sikh community in Meghalaya where clashes took place between a group of bus drivers and locals, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said today.Rijiju’s comments come in the wake of the violence in Shillong on Thursday following which day curfew was imposed in 14 localities early on Friday and night curfew in the entire state capital. “Beware of rumour-mongers & troublemakers. There was no damage to any Gurdwara or other institutions belonging to the Sikh minority in Meghalaya,” he tweeted.The Army had staged flag marches in various localities late on Friday night after the violence.

The clashes took place in the hill town between residents of Punjabi Line and employees of state-run buses belonging to the Khasi community. Several police personnel were injured.The violence erupted after a bus handyman was allegedly assaulted by a group of residents of the area on Thursday afternoon.The handyman and three injured persons were taken to a hospital where they were administered first-aid.