Mobile internet ban suspended in Manipur

Imphal: Manipur Home department on Saturday has issued to suspend ban on mobile internet that has been imposed since May 3, the day Meitei-Kuki clash erupted with Kuki attacking Meitei people.

The ban was imposed based on the report furnished by director general of police, Manipur in connection with the volatile law and order situation in the state and which was extended from time to time and remains in force till today, the order said.

The director general of police on Friday informed that the incidents of violence have comparatively lessened in the state; and law and order situation has improved with the request to relax the suspension of internet mobile data, MMS services in the territorial jurisdiction of Manipur in view of the positive development, it added.

Now, therefore, the governor of Manipur is pleased to revoke all orders issued regarding suspension of Mobile data services under Rules 2 of Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017 and hereby orders the restoration of MMS over Mobile Service Providers/Mobile internet/ Data services in the territorial jurisdiction of State of Manipur normally with effect from Friday, the order said.

All Mobile Service providers have been directed to ensure compliance of this order.

However, indefinite curfew has been imposed in Imphal districts following public agitations on Friday evening.

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