The All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) and the Editors Guild Manipur (EGM) on Wednesday drew the attention of the government to lift the internet ban and for the clearance of national highways for transporting press materials.
A statement jointly issued by AMWJU and EGM stated that the ban on the internet services in Manipur due to the present law and order situation has severely impacted the working of all media houses both print and electronics.
The print media are running out of news prints and other printing materials due to blockade of the national highways of Manipur by agitators. At present, several truckloads of newsprint are stuck at Mao, it mentioned.
It appealed to the government to authorise the immediate reconnection of internet services which was available at the Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), the government of Manipur and the Manipur Press Club and to lift the internet ban on media houses.
The AMWJU and EGM have decided to cease work from Thursday onwards if no visible action is taken immediately, it added.