After the violence in Manipur, the internet is closed in the entire state.
Manipur started on may 3 violence The internet is closed from the next day i.e. May 4. It is going to continue till next 25th June. Even after this, it is not guaranteed to start. If sporadic violence continues, the government can take it forward. several times in pieces internet restrictions The government has given orders many times. Due to this the peace loving people of Manipur are facing double whammy. The rioters are harassing separately. From education to business is badly affected.
Schools and colleges are already closed. Internet shutdown has worse effect on studies than Covid. In those days, when internet was on, studies were going on online, but this time due to the closure of that facility, the students of Manipur are worried, after the violence, they had to leave their institutions in other parts of the country. The students who have returned to their homes are also worried.
studies not back on track
Wherever they are, there is internet but there is no internet in their educational institution. There is no internet in the entire state, so teachers are not able to do anything even if they want to. His hands and feet are completely tied. B.Tech Abhishek, a native of Lucknow studying in Manipur, says that he felt that it was a matter of a few days. As soon as the violence calms down, he will return and resume his studies. But, as of now, there is no hope of returning nor online studies are being started.
According to Abhishek, the teachers want the internet to start as soon as possible, but the government has to take this decision and it is not known when it is going to start the internet.
appeal in high court for internet
Social worker Montu Ahantham, a native of Manipur, said in a phone conversation that everything has come to a standstill due to internet shutdown. We are continuously working from the camps. Communication with colleagues is not possible due to non-functioning of WhatsApp. The life of the people in these camps is full of difficulties. Phone is the only support for everything.
Montu told that his colleagues have appealed to the High Court. It is expected that there may be news of some relief in a day or two. Just because the government has started the ATMs of banks, then it has definitely started a system to make life a little easier. But, his problem is that sometimes there is no cash in it, then there is a long queue. Money came here and fur there. Since the basis of business is also internet, everything from banking to business has come to a standstill. This is a different kind of terror in itself. If there is no internet, the server will not work, if this happens, banking will also not happen.
All the tools of online money transfer are proving useless in the phone. Elders, old people, children, all are upset due to this. The peace-loving people of Manipur want the government to ban social media and not the entire internet. With this both the work will be done easily. There will be no negative publicity through social media and peace loving people will also not be inconvenienced.
Suraj Kumar, a wholesaler of cement and building materials in Imphal, takes forward Montu’s talk. They say that our business has fallen in a big way. No person can withdraw more than 20 thousand from ATM at one go. There is no meaning of 20 thousand rupees in building a house. Because of this the purchase is closed. We are not even able to order the goods which are not in our godown because there is a problem of fund transfer. Earlier we used to transfer funds ourselves. Now even from the bank are not able to do it. Transfer is failing again and again.
In such a situation, it can be said that we are being hit twice. Suraj wants the government to ban social media but start the internet. They say that the government is also suffering due to lack of business. He has to understand this aspect also.