Internet ban lifted in Manipur after four months

-Action will continue against opium cultivators, CM Biren Singh announces
Imphal. The government has announced to end of the internet ban in Manipur, which has been affected by caste violence for the last four months. Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh announced this in a press conference on Saturday. He said that to prevent the spread of rumors related to violence, a ban on internet service was imposed in the state, which has been lifted from today.
However, he indicated that action will be continued against opium cultivators in the state and said that they will continue monitoring along with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). Violence broke out in Manipur on May 3, after which fake information about deaths and clashes was continuously being spread through the internet. For this reason, the government had banned internet services.
CM Biren Singh said, 'I want to inform the people of the state that the ban on the internet will be lifted from today. Internet services were shut down to stop the spread of rumors in the state.
Why violence in Manipur Manipur
The Vaishnav Meitei community of Manipur has been demanding for a long time to give itself the status of a Scheduled Tribe. This time the BJP-led government has a large number of MLAs from the Meitei community, after which the process to fulfill their demands was started. In protest against this, the Christian Kuki community of the state started protests. In response to this, Meitei started protesting. On May 3, a protest was organized by the Kuki community in the name of the 'Tribal Solidarity March'. After this violence broke out.
160 people died
At least 160 people are reported to have died in the last four months, while many others have been injured. To keep the situation normal, soldiers of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army were deployed there. Along with Assam Rifles and other paramilitary forces, the state police is also deployed to maintain law and order.
A video of a tribal woman from Manipur being paraded naked had gone viral, causing an uproar across the country. Opposition parties had accused the Central and State governments of failure to handle the situation in Manipur.