The prohibitory orders were issued on Saturday after a vehicle was set on fire by 3 to 4 men at Phougakchao Ikhang in Bishnupur district.
Mobile data services have been suspended for five days across Manipur, an order issued by Special Secretary (Home) H Gyan Prakash said on Saturday.
According to the order, some anti-social elements are using social media to transmit hate speeches inciting the passions of the public.
The decision came following a report by the Superintendent of Police of Bishnupur district that a vehicle was set ablaze by 3-4 men at Phougakchao Ikhang on Saturday evening.
Mobile data services suspended in the entire state of Manipur for 5 days after one van was reportedly set ablaze by 3/4 youths suspected to be of a community, in Bishnupur. The crime has created tense communal situation & volatile law & order situation in the state: Manipur Govt pic.twitter.com/4NoY1bQKVH
— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2022
The crime has created communal tension, the order said.
The District Magistrate of Bishnupur has also imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC in Bishnupur and Churachandpur for a period of two months beginning Saturday evening.
Tension has been brewing in the state after All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM) imposed an indefinite economic blockade along the national highways of the landlocked state on Friday morning.
The student body had been demanding that the Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council Bill 2021 be tabled in the Assembly.
The imposition of the indefinite economic blockade prompted a valley-based organisation Meitei Leepun to lock the Imphal office of ATSUM on Friday afternoon.
Meitei Leepun claimed that the blockade targets the valley area of the state.
The ATSUM was demanding the tabling of the Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Council (Amendment) Bill 2021 in the Monsoon session of the assembly for greater financial and administrative autonomy of the hill region to ensure development at par with the valley areas of the state.