Sharing Myanmar video as Manipur incident, cyber crime logs FIR

Sharing Myanmar video as Manipur incident, cyber crime logs FIR

Imphal: By tracking IP addresses, efforts are on to nab those responsible for circulating a “fake news” item in which a video of the killing of a woman in neighboring Myanmar was presented as an incident in the northeastern state, the Manipur police said.
The Cyber crime police station has registered an FIR in this regard and is investigating the matter.
The video shows a woman being killed by gunmen in Myanmar.

The police tweeted that the clip was being circulated to incite riots and efforts were on to arrest those spreading the fake news.
“FIR Filed for Spreading Fake News: On 24/07/2023, the Cyber ​​Crime Police Station (CCPS), Manipur registered a case in connection with a viral video of a woman being attacked and killed by a mob, including armed men (which took place in Myanmar), falsely portrayed as a Manipur case.
“Efforts are on to identify and arrest the accused for spreading false news with intent to disturb public peace, incite riots and cause serious breach of law and order in the state,” the police said in a Twitter post.
The circulation of “fake news” on July 19 came just days after a video showing two women being paraded and molested by a group of men in the Kangpokpi district on May 4 drew nationwide condemnation.
More than 160 people have lost their lives, and many others have been injured, since communal violence erupted in the state on May 3, when a ‘tribal solidarity march’ was held to protest the demand of the Scheduled Tribe (ST) by the Meitei community in the hill districts.
About 53 percent of Manipur’s population are Meiteis and live mostly in the Imphal Valley, while tribals, including Nagas and Kuki, make up 40 percent and live mostly in the hill districts.

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