At least five people have been identified by the district administration - four from Assam and one from Tripura- who got stuck somewhere inside the rat-hole mine.
Protesters have been pressing on to include the entire Meghalaya under the ILP citing the influx of outsiders to the state, especially as the CAA allows for granting citizenship to refugees, except Muslims, from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The pine-fresh mountain state, known as Scotland of the East, Meghalaya is nature lovers' nirvana. Sharing a border with Bangladesh, the mountain state can be reached via road or air. Shillong, the capital of the state is roughly 100 km from Guwhati (Assam) via road. You can get a Sumo from