Guwahati: To tackle the worsening law and order situation in Manipur, the state government has suspended mobile internet for next five days.
On Wednesday, thousands of people turned up for the ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ called by a student body in all the ten hill districts of Manipur to oppose the demand for inclusion of the Meitei community in the ST category.
“The social media has also become a handy tool for rumor mongers and being used to Incite general public which might have serious repercussion for the law and order situation 1n the State of Manipur,” the order stated.
An official order dated May 3 said that the suspension of mobile data services is necessary to prevent any disturbances of peace and public order in the jurisdiction of the State of Manipur.
The violence occurred during a rally organized by ATSUM protesting against the inclusion of the Meitei/Meetei community in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) list.
Although the solidarity march was peaceful, there were isolated reports of protesters burning tyres with a few others burning down a forest beat office at Bungmual, Manipur.
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