The internet services would be accessible to the general public as of right now, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh announced on Saturday.
Broadband services were partially re-established under strict conditions, as outlined by a government directive released on July 25. Mobile internet services, the majority of people’s primary method of internet access, have been illegal for the past four and a half months. An official statement from the chief minister’s office stated that earlier on Friday, the Manipur government demanded that residents relinquish illegal weapons within 15 days or face extensive security force search operations.
According to a report by ANI, the Manipur administration stated in the statement that the State administration is eager to take a caring view for the individuals.
“At the end of the 15 (fifteen) days, Security Forces, both of the Centre and the State will undertake a strong and comprehensive search operation all over the State to recover such weapons, and all persons associated with any illegal weapons will be dealt with severely, as per the law,” it reads.
It went on to say that there have been instances of kidnapping, extortion, and threats made by criminal gangs and groups utilising illegal weapons.
“This is a serious matter, and the State Government will take strong action against such miscreants/groups in any part of the State,” it declared.
The government also exhorts the state’s citizens to work with the federal and state governments in order to restore peace and restore normalcy to the state.