Manipur Violence: The Manipur government has banned the circulation of videos or photographs showing violence and damage to properties in a bid to restore normalcy in the ethnic conflict-hit state. The government order issued on Wednesday night said that such spread will be dealt with strictly and a case will be registered against those responsible under the law. This order has been issued at a time when videos and pictures of widespread violence have gone viral on social media platforms.
Government is taking it seriously
A similar video shows a group of people shooting two youths at close range and burying them in a pit. However, there is no information about the incident site and burial place in the video. The order issued by the Manipur Home Department said, “The state government is taking very seriously and with utmost sensitivity the circulation of videos on various social media platforms related to violent activities, causing injury to anyone, damaging private and public properties.” Is….”
Ban on dissemination of video
The order said, “After considering the matter, the state government has decided to ban the circulation of such videos.” The order said that if anyone is in possession of such videos or photographs, they should. Without any fear, videos or photographs can be submitted by contacting the nearest Superintendent of Police for appropriate action. The order said that a case will be registered and prosecuted against those violating the order under the provisions of law and misuse of technology.
More than 100 students injured in police action
It said that action will be taken against such persons under the Indian Penal Code and Information and Technology Act. In September, widespread protests broke out in the Imphal Valley after photographs of the bodies of two missing youths surfaced on social media, and more than 100 students, mostly girls, were injured in security forces and police action against the protesters. Were.
The agency arrested four accused
Following the protests, the Center sent a team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers and the agency later arrested four accused. The four accused were taken to Guwahati for further investigation and legal procedures. Ethnic violence has been going on between the Meitei and Kuki tribes in the north-eastern state since May 3 this year. Violence broke out in the state after the Meitei people demanded to be given tribal status.