Mobile internet banned again in Manipur

Imphal: Just on the 4th day after Manipur government lifted Mobile internet ban, the ban has been imposed for five days in Manipur.

“In view of the prevailing law and order situation in the state of Manipur, the state government views very seriously with utmost sensitivity the reported spread of disinformation, false rumours and other types of violent activities through various social media platform such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. on electronic equipments like tablet, computer, mobile phone etc and sending bulk SMS likely facilitating and/or mobilization of mobs of agitators and demonstrators, which may cause loss of life and/or damage to public/private property or aggravates the law and order situation in the state,” a government order issued on Tuesday evening said.

The state government decides to suspend the mobile Internet data services, internet or data services through VPN in the territorial jurisdiction of Manipur for five days with immediate effect till 7:45 pm of October 1, it added.

Any person found guilty for violation of the order will be liable for legal action, the order said.

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