Manipur govt to restore Internet services after months-long suspensiontext_fields
Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced that the mobile internet services, which were suspended immediately after ethnic violence erupted in the northeastern state on May 3, will be restored from Saturday.
Addressing a press conference, Singh said, “The government had suspended mobile internet services on May 3 to check the spread of fake news, propaganda and hate speech. However, with the improvement of the situation, mobile internet services will be restored across the state from today.”
Responding to the appeal from all sections of people and various organisations, the state government following the Manipur High Court order had partially lifted the ban earlier.
While making the announcement, the Chief Minister told the media the government will continue to deal with the influx of “illegal immigrants” and stressed the need for fencing the India-Myanmar border.
He called for the cancellation of the free movement regime that allows people residing close to both sides of the India-Myanmar border to venture 16 km deep into each other’s territory without any document.
The CM also said that the destruction of illegal poppy cultivation would continue in the state."Besides, the state forces continue to destroy the illegal poppy cultivation, the Narcotics Control Bureau would also take actions against the illegal poppy trading," Singh said.
With inputs from agencies