Manipur: State officials get mobile data access, no respite for public
Mobile internet services for the public, including state media persons, remain banned amid the prevailing situation in the state.

Imphal: The Manipur government on Monday lifted the mobile internet ban for government officials.

The latest development comes after an indefinite mobile internet ban came into force in Manipur on May 3 evening after ethnic violence broke out in the state.

An order issued by T Ranjit Singh, commissioner (Home), Manipur government said the numbers white-listed for the internet include the Manipur Governor, secretary to Governor and officers/officials recommended by Governor’s Secretariat, chief minister, secretary to CM, legal advisor to CM and officers/officials recommended by CM’s secretariat, Speaker, Manipur Legislative Assembly, secretary of Manipur Legislative Assembly and officers/officials recommended by Manipur Legislative Assembly secretariat, Chief Justice, judges and officers/officials recommended by High Court of Manipur, all cabinet ministers. The numbers listed in the order must fill out a prescribed undertaking/consent form and submit the same to Gurumayum Robert Sharma, chairman of the expert committee.

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Mobile internet services for the public, including state media persons, remain banned amid the prevailing situation in the state.

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