Manipur CM warns of action against misuse of social media

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday warned to take action against those misusing social media platforms.

The Chief Minister said that the government has set up a special cyber crime unit and those who are found misusing social media would be booked promptly under the law.

After laying the foundation stone for a Haj House at Lilong in Thoubal district, he said that decency must be maintained by one and all while using social media, and people should abstain from uploading comments which might hurt the sentiments of others.

Eaelier, different authorities in Manipur had booked several activists and journalists under the National Security Act (NSA) and other laws for Facebook posts criticising the BJP government and the ruling party leaders on numerous issues.

The detainees were subsequently released following Supreme Court and high court orders.

Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony, the Chief Minister recalled what he had announced earlier in 2018 about the importance for constructing a Haj House in Manipur.

The Haj House would be a multi-utility facility for the Muslim community, providing accommodation and imparting training to the Haj pilgrims.

Singh said that the government had earlier decided to pay Rs 30,000 per month as honorarium to the chairman of the Haj Committee.

The Haj House is being constructed under the special assistance scheme for capital expenditure during 2021-22 with a project cost of Rs 10 crore.

The land for the construction of the Haj House was donated by Muslim leader Hafiz Quary Quayamuddin.

The Chief Minister said that the government is gearing up for the completion of the ‘Ima market’ (all women market) at Lilong and it would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits Manipur on January 4.




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