Manipur Endures Extended Internet Outage Amid Ethnic Conflict

  • The northeast Indian state of Manipur has experienced intense ethnic conflict and a government-mandated internet shutdown since May.
  • The shutdown, criticized for being indefinite and violating Indian rules limiting such actions, aided in overlooking violence and human rights abuses.
  • A brutal video leaking in July drew international attention to the situation, revealing the severe impacts of information restriction.
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