Shillong remains tense, non-cooperation movement sees thin attendance in govt offices

Shillong, Nov 25: A day after the candle light vigil in Civil Point turned violent Shillong city on Friday remained tense.

Most of the citizens chose to remain indoors fearing similar scenes which occurred on Thursday evening might be repeated.

On Friday, five pressure groups like the KSU, FKJGP, HNYF, RBYF and JSU organised Non-Cooperation Movement in protest against the killing of villagers in Mukroh in West Jaintia Hills district.

The pressure groups had urged state government employees not to attend offices.

During the day shops in GS Road and Khyndailad as well as some shops in Dhankheti shut down their shutters.

Some shops in Motphran and Polo areas were also closed but business was as usual for others.

The streets wore an almost deserted look but in areas like Laitumkhrah where most of the schools are located vehicles were seen plying. Most of the schools in the city are having their final examinations.

The attendance in the main Secretariat building was thin as employees decided to give work a miss.

Similar scenes were seen in other offices like the Public Health Engineering, Public Works Department, District Transport Office, Directorate of Sericulture and Weaving Department of Textile (all located in Lachumiere).

Attendances in Banks and Central Government offices were also thin.