HAILAKANDI, May 13 - The situation in violence-hit Hailakandi has improved considerably even as curfew will remain in force for next ten days in the district. Army, RAF, CRPF and Assam Police staged a flag march today.
Talking to newsmen, Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli today said that internet services which had been taken off since Friday night following the group clash would be resumed from tomorrow.
Meanwhile, curfew was relaxed for six hours from 9 am today. No untoward incident has been reported from any part of the district.
Jalli added that the administration had formed a social media monitoring cell which would keep a close watch on activities in social media. She said that those circulating instigating messages on the day of the clash would be identified, arrested and punished as per law.
The Deputy Commissioner admitted that disruption of internet services was affecting the people and the functioning of banking services and added that banks and ATMs would function normally from Tuesday. Educational institutions and government offices remained closed today.
The nine persons injured during Friday�s group clash are undergoing treatment at the Silchar Medical College Hospital.
Meanwhile, water supply services resumed today with police protection. A delegation of senior citizens today met the Deputy Commissioner and urged her to control the escalating prices of essential commodities in the wake of the violence. She assured that the administration was taking measures to curb artificial rise in prices.
She added that the damages following the clash were being assessed.