Shillong, May 9: A curfew has been imposed in western Meghalaya to foil communal clashes, an official said Wednesday.
“A curfew was clamped Tuesday night to prevent clashes between the (tribal) Garos and Muslims,” West Garo Hills District Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi told IANS.
The incident took place in area bordering Assam.
He said tension mounted Monday evening in a place dominated by Muslims after some people circulated text messages that could have triggered communal violence.
District police chief Mukesh Kumar Singh and other officials are camping in the area.
“The situation is extremely sensitive but under control,” Singh said.