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World Boxing Champion Mary Kom urges PM Narendra Modi to intervene and resolve Manipur Crisis

The blockade has disrupted the normal life in Manipur with scarcity of essential goods being a major concern

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The Indian Boxer, Mary Kom calls on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on January 28, 2015. Wikimedia

New Delhi, Dec 22, 2016: Recently Manipur is undergoing an economic blockade which prompted the five-time world champion boxer and Rajya Sabha MP M C Mary Kom to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and resolve the crisis.

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The blockade is in response to the state government’s decision to form seven new districts. It is imposed by United Naga Council. The UNC claims the districts in the Naga-dominated hill areas will affect land holdings of Naga tribes settled in these areas, mentioned PTI.

Apart from the violence that has become the order of the day after the blockade, this has also disrupted the normal life in Manipur with the scarcity of essential goods being a major concern. The blockade has surpassed 50 days.

In a letter to PM Modi, Mary Kom, an Olympic bronze-medallist, urged him to try and resolve the issue at the earliest. “It is to bring to your notice that the state of Manipur is going through the toughest of time with unrest situation.”

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Her letter to PM Narendra Modi bore deep concern regarding the seriousness of the matter. She wrote,  “The whole section of communities, both in hills and valley, residing in Manipur are suffering due to the economic blockade and counter-blockade and have now turned into ugly consequences of greater destruction and if not intervened in time, there are possibilities of untoward happenings and the people are so insecure.”

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She also said “irrespective of the causes and reasons, I strongly recommend and request you to consider this prevailing situation in Manipur a serious matter and kindly intervene at the earliest for peaceful solution and the state be brought back to normalcy. This act will remain a great achievement and the people will remain in owe towards your kind intervention.”

prepared by Saptaparni Goon of NewsGram. Twitter: @saptaparni_goon

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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"

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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.

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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”.

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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)