India extends internet ban on violence-hit Manipur

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The local government in Manipur, a northeastern state in India, has extended the ban on internet services until July 10. This decision has been made due to concerns about potential loss of life, property damage, and disturbances to public tranquility and communal harmony.

The state has been experiencing heightened tensions since May 3, prompting the authorities to impose the internet ban as a measure to maintain law and order.

The state of Manipur in northeastern India experienced a surge of violence following a tribal protest regarding the inclusion of the non-tribal Meiteis community in the scheduled tribe status. The confrontations resulted in extensive clashes, leading to the unfortunate loss of over 100 lives and the displacement of approximately 60,000 individuals.

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