HAILAKANDI, May 11 - The Army today staged a flag march in sensitive areas of violence-hit Hailakandi where tension continued for the second day prompting the district administration to extend the curfew for another 24 hours.
Although no major incident of violence has been reported in the last 24 hours, security forces were on high alert to prevent any further flare-up.
Internet connectivity has also been cut off in the entire Barak Valley in view of the prevailing law-and-order situation.
�Internet connectivity would be restored depending on the law-and-order situation,� said Anwaruddin Choudhury, Divisional Commissioner, Barak Valley.
Water supply too has been cut off in several areas of the district due to the damage caused to a major water supply pipe.
Meanwhile, the janaja of Jashim Uddin, who died in the violence on Friday, was performed today in the presence of officials from police and civil administration.
Locals have demanded Rs 5 lakh as ex gratia for the family members of the
Further, among those injured, condition of three has been stated to be critical.
Earlier today, a high-level security meeting was chaired by ADGP (law and order) Mukesh Agarwal in the presence of officers of Assam Police, Army and paramilitary forces. Public representatives were also present in the meeting.
Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, along with Agarwal and DC and SP also visited the residence of the violance-effected victim at Narayanpur on the outskirts of the town and offered condolences to the members of the bereaved family.
�I also reviewed the law-and-order situation with district administration and law enforcing agencies, and attended the district-level peace committee meeting. The top priority of the government and district administration is to restore normalcy in the district. I earnestly appeal to all citizens of the district to provide full cooperation and support to the district administration in bringing back lasting and durable peace in the district,� Suklabaidya said.