Amidst escalating tensions and clashes between police and protesters in Manipur's Kongba area, the state government has reinstated a total curfew in Imphal. This article covers the reasons behind the curfew, protesters' demands, and exemptions for essential services. Stay updated on the evolving situation.


Following escalating tensions and violent clashes between police and protesters in Manipur's Kongba area, the state government has restored a total curfew in Imphal, the state capital. This order, which is in effect until further notice, comes after a brief relaxation of curfew hours on September 13, which allowed movement between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m.

The latest curfew was imposed in response to protesters' demands for the unconditional release of village volunteers and a 48-hour shutdown of Imphal. Thousands of women protesters taking part in the 'Jail Bharo' or 'Fill the Jails' protest stormed police stations in Imphal on Thursday, intensifying the ongoing turmoil.

The East and West Imphal district magistrates issued notices stating an urgent fear of further interruptions in the law and order situation, prompting the need for stricter measures to protect public safety and property. Certain essential services, such as healthcare, electricity, and water supply (PHED), educational institutions, municipal services, media outlets, courts, and airport operations, will, however, continue to operate, with their personnel exempt from the curfew restrictions.

During this difficult period of civil disorder, the government's primary focus remains on quelling unrest and ensuring citizens' safety. As events unfold, we will provide additional updates.

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