Mobile internet services suspended in Manipur for five days

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Mobile internet services in Manipur has been suspended by the state government for five days in an effort to curb fake news and spread of hate videos and messages in the state. Issuing the order on Thursday, Special Secretary (Home) Kh Raghumani said the step was taken to prevent spread of rumours that might have “serious repercussion for the law and order situation in the entire state of Manipur." He also said that the step was to ensure peace and law and order situation.

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The state has recently witnessed several cases of mob violence and lynching triggered allegedly by spread of fake videos and messages through social media platforms.

(With inputs from agencies)

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