Manipur Violence: Internet banned in Manipur till June 15, minister said – no incident of violence since last 24 hours

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Manipur Violence: The Manipur government has extended the ban on internet services in the state for five days till June 15. It was said that the internet ban has been extended for another five days to prevent the spread of false news, rumors and misinformation through social media platforms. Rumors can lead to violence. Minister DR Sapam Ranjan said no untoward incident was reported from any part of the state in the last 24 hours, indicating return of normalcy in the state.

990 looted weapons recovered in search

The minister said that currently 349 relief camps are running across Manipur. Out of the total 4,537 weapons looted, the state government has recovered 990 weapons. The minister further said that the state is taking all appropriate security measures to restore peace and harmony.

On Saturday, security forces conducted a joint search operation for the fourth day in sensitive areas of both hills and valleys and recovered 22 weapons.

Peace committee formed a day before

On Saturday, the central government has constituted a peace committee under the chairmanship of the governor. The members of the committee include the chief minister, some state government ministers, MPs, MLAs and leaders of various political parties. The committee also includes retired officer-employees, educationists, litterateurs, artists, social workers and representatives of various ethnic groups. The committee will restore the peace process among the different ethnic groups of the state.

Recently, Home Minister Amit Shah had visited the affected areas of violence-hit Manipur. Shah announced that the CBI would investigate the violence. A judicial commission will be formed and a peace committee headed by the governor will be constituted to restore peace.

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