Manipur news: Mobile internet services suspended for 5 days in state amid protests
The curbs will remain effective in the state till 7.45 pm on 1 October, 2023.
Mobile internet services were suspended for five days in Manipur, PTI quoted the Home Department of Manipur government order on 26 September.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of students in Imphal took to the streets after photos of the deceased bodies of two missing Meitei teenagers appeared allegedly killed by suspected Kuki militants.
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A large number of students gathered and staged a demonstration in Imphal seeking justice for the two Meitei students, who went missing on 6 July – during the peak of ethnic violence in the state.
Soon after the internet services were restored in the North-Eastern state, the images of the two missing Manipur students went viral on social media. In the images, one shows the two students’ dead bodies, while the other one shows them sitting in fear with two armed men in the background.
The Manipur government, meanwhile, has reportedly confirmed that the bodies belong to the two missing Meitei students. As per the details, the two deceased students have been identified as a female student – Hijam Linthoingambi (17), and a male student – Phijam Hemjit (20).
Looking at the timeline of the images, Luwangbi went out with Hijam on his KTM bike for a ride on 6 July and hasn't returned since then.
With agency inputs.
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