For the first time since curfew was imposed and relaxed on timely basis, the Manipur government has relaxed curfew in Imphal West and Imphal East districts till 10 pm for Saturday, indicating sort of normalcy in the state.
Orders by respective magistrates of the two districts informed that curfew has been relaxed from 5 am till 10 pm for Saturday (October 21).
Orders issued by the respective district magistrates of Imphal East and Imphal West on Friday stated that curfew has been relaxed in both districts due to the improvement of law and order situation. Moreover, it has been relaxed in order to facilitate the general public in purchasing essential items including medicines and food.
However, this relaxation will not apply to any gatherings/large-scale movement of persons/sit-in-protests/rallies etc. without obtaining permission from the competent authority, the orders stated.
It further mentioned that movement of persons belonging to essential services such as health, electricity, PHED, petrol pumps, schools/colleges, municipality, press and electronic media, functioning of courts and to and fro movement of flight passengers to the airport will be exempted from further imposition of curfew.