It was suspended on May 3...
From Saturday, 23 September 2023, Manipur CM N Biren Singh said that the internet services will be restored.
Services were suspended after ethnic violence erupted in the northeastern state on May 3.
He called for the cancellation of the free movement regime as well that allows people residing close to both sides of the India-Myanmar border to venture 16 km deep into each other's territory without any document.
While addressing a press conference, Mr. Singh said, "The government had suspended mobile internet services on May 3 to check the spread of fake news.
However, with the improvement of the situation, mobile internet services will be restored across the state from today."
He said the government will continue to deal with the influx of "illegal immigrants" and stressed the need for complete fencing of the India-Myanmar border.
"The Union Home Ministry has taken steps to fence 60 km of the international border in Manipur," he said.
"Our government has requested the Union Home Ministry to cancel the free movement regime.
The CM also came out strongly against the bandh culture and incidents of "rampant verbal abuse against MLAs, ministers, and police officials, which has diverted people from real issues and created conflicts ".