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Policemen stopping a woman taking part in a protest against the ongoing violence in Manipur in Imphal on Thursday, September 21.
The internet ban imposed in Manipur following the ongoing caste violence since May 3 will be lifted on Saturday, September 23. CM N Biren Singh said this. Earlier on July 25, broadband services were restored conditionally.
Biren Singh, during a discussion with the media, said that the government had banned the internet to stop the spread of fake news and hate speech. Internet service is being restored after the situation improves.
The situation has improved in the last two months and the incidents of firing have reduced with the deployment of security forces in sensitive areas.
He also claimed that the current situation is the result of unplanned policies of previous governments and not the immediate result of any recent decision.
Allegations on security forces, lapse in border security
The Chief Minister told the media that we have appealed to the Union Home Ministry to end the Free Movement Agreement in the state. Under this agreement, people living near the border of India and Myanmar can go up to 16 km inside the border of both the countries without any document.
Members of Joint Delhi Student Forum protest against 140 days of injustice in Manipur at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Thursday, 21 September. It was written in the card – Kuki people will never return to Imphal Valley.
He accused the security forces, ‘The security forces have not protected the border properly. Instead of being deployed at Zero Point, they were found deployed 14-15 km inside the Indian border. However, the government will continue to deal with illegal immigrants. Fencing will also be installed on the 60 km long border of India-Myanmar.
175 dead, 1100 injured so far in Manipur
So far 175 people have been killed in the caste violence that has been going on in Manipur for the last 4 months. More than 1100 people have been injured. And thousands have been displaced. Not only this, 5172 cases of arson were reported, which included incidents of burning and vandalism of 4786 houses and 386 religious places. The militants had looted 5668 weapons from across the state. Security forces have so far recovered 1329 weapons.
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