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Manipur govt imposes restrictions on media

Manipur govt imposes restrictions on media

A govt order to imposes restrictions on media was issued on Saturday by the state special secretary (Home).

Imphal: Manipur government have imposed restrictions on both print and electronic media in the state from publishing news items, reports or statements which directly or indirectly supported unlawful activities, official sources said on Sunday.

A government order in this connection was issued on Saturday by the state special secretary (Home) A K Sinha.

Newspapers and state-based electronic media have been freely publishing news items or statements which directly or indirectly supported unlawful or illegal activities of various militant outfits in the past some months, the officials said.

Even the news stories which threatened the integrity and unity of India were published; they said quoting the order and added that stern action would be taken against concerned media if they continue to do so.

The officials said media even published illegal monetary demand made by militant outfits, individuals and others.

The Government also appealed to the media to refrain from publishing such items, they added.