The border dispute in Assam and Meghalaya is increasing day by day. Six people died in the previous day’s firing. Since then the tension between the two states has reached its peak. Amid border dispute, Assam has banned fuel supply to Meghalaya. After which long queues of vehicles have started at the petrol pumps of Meghalaya. Due to fear of fuel shortage, people are trying to fill the tank of their vehicles.
Traffic jam due to queues of vehicles
At the same time, crowds of drivers started gathering at petrol pumps in many areas of the state including Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. Due to the queue of vehicles, there was a complete traffic jam in many areas. At many places the police were seen controlling the movement of vehicles.
Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Sangh wrote a letter
It is noteworthy that Assam Petroleum Mazdoor Sangh (APMU) has written a letter to all PSU oil marketing companies including IOC, HPCL and BPCL asking them not to fill fuel in tankers. In the midst of the violence that broke out after the death of six people on the interstate border in Meghalaya, the APMU has expressed concern over the safety of vehicles in Assam.
On Tuesday, forest personnel of Assam had stopped a truck in Mukroh area, which was allegedly carrying illegally cut wood. Violence broke out because of this. At the same time, six people were killed in the raging violence, including a forest worker from Assam and five citizens from Meghalaya. After this, the apex body of petroleum employees in Assam said today it has stopped the transportation of fuel to Meghalaya after reports of attacks on vehicles going from Assam.