The Manipur government has extended the relaxed curfew timings for all areas in Imphal East and Imphal West districts from 5 am to 6 pm for Thursday (October 5), following development of law and order in the districts.
Orders issued by the respective district magistrates on Wednesday stated that curfew has been relaxed in both districts 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. which is unlawful in nature without obtaining permission from the competent authority, it said.
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.