Internet partially eased in Manipur after official orders

Amid the outrage in the country over the viral video of women paraded naked and Manipur violence, the officials have partially eased the internet in the state. However, according to the information, the broadband services will start in a liberalised manner, with conditions. Mobile services are still banned in the violence-hit northeastern state. As per […]

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Amid the outrage in the country over the viral video of women paraded naked and Manipur violence, the officials have partially eased the internet in the state. However, according to the information, the broadband services will start in a liberalised manner, with conditions.

Mobile services are still banned in the violence-hit northeastern state. As per guidelines, people who have static IP connections can access the internet but in a limited manner. The internet services in the state were banned for the last two months when the violence broke out between two communities – Meitei and Kuki.

The government in its order has clearly instructed that the service provider will be held if any subscriber is found using another type of connection other than a static IP one. The release on the static IP internet has been given because the unique address assigned to the device does not get changed.

Mobile internet and Wi-Fi-hotspot are still banned. Moreover, access to social media sites is still halted in the state.

The state government has been facing criticism for a long time due to the interruption in internet services as banking, admissions, and travel is getting affected due to this. However, according to the government, the stay was important to stop the spread of rumours that could provoke violence. Over 150 got killed and thousands of people got displaced during the clashes.