The ban on mobile internet has been re-imposed in northeast Manipur after protests erupted following the murder of two minors.
The violent protests have erupted over the brutal murder of two minors, news of which broke after photographs of the bodies went viral on social media.
The reports said mobile internet will be barred till Sunday and comes just days after Chief Minister N Biren Singh's government lifted an earlier ban due to ethnic violence in the north-eastern state.
Earlier, Singh had announced the restoration of mobile internet services in the state, following their suspension in the aftermath of ethnic violence that erupted on May 3.
In a presser, Singh also advocated for the reconsideration of the free movement regime, which currently permits residents living in close proximity to the India-Myanmar border to traverse 16 kilometers into each other's territories without any formal documentation.
Singh had elaborated on the initial suspension of mobile internet services, stating it was a measure taken to combat the dissemination of fake news, propaganda, and hate speech during a period of heightened tension.
Additionally, Singh had emphasized the government's commitment to addressing concerns related to "illegal immigrants" and underscored the necessity of securing the India-Myanmar border through fencing measures.