Manipur internet ban extended till May 21

The Manipur government has recently extended the ban on the internet throughout the entire jurisdiction of the State of Manipur, effective immediately from May 16. This decision comes...

The Manipur government has recently extended the ban on the internet throughout the entire jurisdiction of the State of Manipur, effective immediately from May 16. This decision comes as an extension of the State government’s ongoing efforts to maintain peace and public order, which initially led to the internet ban on May 4.

The suspension/curbing includes mobile data services and internet/data services, including broadband, viz. Reliance Jo Fiber, Airtel Xtreme Black, BSL FTTH etc. and internet/data services through VSATs of Bharatnet Phase-II in the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Manipur. All Service providers are hereby directed to ensure compliance with this order. “Whereas, Director General of Police, Manipur vide letter No.IC/11(163)/2008-PHO(Pt) dated 15-05-2023 reported that there are still reports of incidents like fighting amongst volunteers/youths of major communities residing in the State with the report of arson of houses and premises,” the order added.

The order:

Now, therefore, in continuation to this office order of even No. H-3607 / 4/2022-HD-HD dated 11-05-2023, and in the exercise of the powers conferred under Rule 2 of Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules, 2017, having satisfied that the above situation is likely to cause severe disturbances to the peaceful co-existence and maintenance of public order, do hereby order further suspension/curbing of mobile data services, internet/data services including broadband viz. Reliance Jo Fiber, Airtel Xtreme Black, BSL FTTH etc. and internet/data services through VSATs of Bharatnet Phase-II in the territorial jurisdiction of the State of Manipur. All Service providers are hereby directed to ensure compliance with this order.

Source: UkhrulTimes

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