Manipur has ordered an internet shutdown for five days. IFF wrote to its Chief Secretary urging scrutiny of orders #KeepItOn

We were notified by our community that on April 27, 2023, the Commissioner (Home) of Manipur ordered an internet shutdown in two districts of Manipur for five days, because certain reported incidents of violence, and citing a possibility of false rumours and disinformation spreading through social media. Applicable Indian law requires that these orders must be reviewed by a committee of high-level government officials, to ensure that they are proportionate, lawful and necessary. We have written to the Chairperson of the Review Committee, i.e. the Chief Secretary of Manipur to review the order and consider on a day-to-day basis, whether the internet suspension needs to continue.

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