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Mob violence in Manipur kills three, injures many

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Imphal: A mob violence erupted in Manipur. The uproar was over three bills which the state assembly had passed lately. Officials stated on Tuesday that, while three people lost their lives, many sustained serious injuries.

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The violence took place on Monday night in Churchandpur, where an indefinite curfew has been imposed to control the law and order situation.

The officials said the mob comprised of members of tribal students organisations protesting against the Manipur government’s adoption of three landmark bills — Protection of Manipur People Bill 2015, Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (seventh amendment) Bill 2015, and Manipur Shops and Establishment (second amendment) Bill 2015.

The three bills were unanimously passed in the assembly on Monday after the ruling Congress signed an agreement with the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) on August 25 to enact three laws to protect the interest of the indigenous people.

The mob attacked the residence of five Congress lawmakers, including that of Health and Family Welfare Minister Phungzathang Tonsing and outer Manipur Lok Sabha member Thangsoi Baite.

The mob also set the vehicle of Churachandpur Deputy Commissioner Lunminthang Haokip afire and prevented fire engines from dousing the flames, even as police were forced to resort to a baton charge.

However, none of the lawmakers were at their residences. They were all in state capital Imphal attending the special legislative assembly session.

Tribal civil society groups opposed the introduction of the bills, saying they overlapped with some points in the Manipur Hill People Administration Regulation Act, 1947, meant to safeguard the interest of tribesmen in the hill areas of Manipur.

 

(With inputs from IANS)

 

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Facebook and its photo-messaging service Instagram have banned several right-wing extremists it deems “dangerous” including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and long-time Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone.

Facebook and Instagram also banned the “Nation of Islam” leader Louis Farrakhan who has repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements.

“We’ve always banned nNS and hate, regardless of ideology.

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“The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today,” a Facebook spokesperson told The Atlantic on Thursday.

Others who have been removed from Facebook and Twitter include Infowars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson Laura Loomer and Paul Nehlen “under the policies against dangerous individuals and organisations”.

“Nehlen is a white supremacist who ran an unsuccessful primary challenge for then-House Speaker Paul Ryan’s congressional seat in Wisconsin in 2016 and 2018,” reports Vox.

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Others who have been removed from Facebook and Twitter include Infowars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson Laura Loomer and Paul Nehlen “under the policies against dangerous individuals and organisations”.
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Yiannopoulos is a far-right provocateur, while Watson is a far-right YouTube personality.

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Jones and Infowars — a far-right American conspiracy theory and fake news website — have already been removed from Twitter.

None of the people listed will be allowed on Facebook or Instagram. Facebook will remove any Pages, Groups and accounts set up to represent them. (IANS)