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In Manipur, mobile data internet services ban extended till Oct 16

Frustration continues to mount over the extended cellular web suspension with a Senapati district-based Naga college students physique imposing freeway blockade over the difficulty since October 5. AFP

The Manipur authorities on Wednesday prolonged the suspension of cellular information web companies for 5 days until October 16 night, an official notification mentioned.

Orders issued by secretariat, residence division, mentioned the choice was taken “to thwart the activities and designs of anti-national and anti-social elements and to maintain the peace and communal harmony and to prevent loss of life” and that “it has become necessary to take adequate measures to maintain law and order in public interest, by stopping the spread of disinformation and rumours through various social media platforms.”

Cell web was banned after violence broke out within the state on Could 3. It was restored on September 23 following an announcement by Chief Minister N Biren Singh. Nonetheless, it was once more banned on September 26 after public agitation hit Imphal valley after pictures of our bodies of two lacking college students went viral.

The ban on broadband since Could 5 was, nevertheless, partially lifted in mid-July.

In the meantime, frustration continues to mount over the extended cellular web suspension with a Senapati district-based Naga college students physique imposing freeway blockade over the difficulty since October 5.

“We firmly believe that access to internet is not just a privilege but a fundamental right that every citizen should enjoy without interruption. The continuous imposition of ban on mobile internet services across the entire state, even when the issues (violence) are confined to specific areas, is not only unjustifiable but also infringes upon our basic rights as citizens of a free state,” the Senapati District College students Affiliation had knowledgeable.

“Throughout the state, students and teachers who were used to facilities and academic-related communication provided by the internet have been abruptly cut short. The number of Wi-Fi users is very limited and is sort of a luxury which thousands cannot afford,” a highschool math trainer A Hitler mentioned.

“Broadband is available mostly among the affluent section of capital Imphal and district headquarters areas. What about thousands who are not from the capital and from far off villages and hill areas and those who can’t afford Wi-Fi,” requested a involved citizen from Naga-dominated Ukhrul district.

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