Public dialogue on varsity impasse demands judicial inquiry

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 15, 2018:  In connection with the Manipur University impasse brought by the strike demanding removal of vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey from his post, a public dialogue was on Sunday held on the theme “Save Manipur University, Save Students’ Life” at Kakwa Community Hall, Kakwa Pukhri Mapal, Imphal West.

The public discussion was organised by Local Surrounding People of the Manipur University, Chanchipur (LSPOMUC), Social Young Club and Sorokhaibam Youth Development Association.

The discussion resolved that civil societies and political parties participated at gathering to give full support to the varsity community in demanding ouster of vice-chancellor Pandey.

It condemns the central government and the state government for supporting the ‘irresponsible’ vice chancellor by alleging the varsity community of having nexus with an underground group and declaring the community as anti-national.

The gathering also demanded to take up a judicial enquiry and urge the governments to immediately remove Pandey from the post of vice-chancellor.

It demanded to appoint an acting vice-chancellor during the judicial inquiry.

It also resolved to submit a memorandum to the President of India who is the visitor of the varsity.

The varsity has been paralysed since May 30, the day Manipur University Students’ Union   launched strike. Later the associations of the teachers and the staff joined the strike in support of the students demand.

The varsity students burnt the effigy of HRD minister Prakash Javadekar along with three other effigies yesterday.

The relay hunger strike of the varsity community has entered 7th day on Sunday.

Joint College Students’ Forum had also launched an indefinite total shutdown of all colleges affiliated to Manipur University on Thursday demanding  to declare the results of third, fourth and sixth semester college examinations be declared.

Manipur government team led by chief minister Biren Singh left for Delhi on Friday to meet human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar, officials of the University Grants Commission and other relevant authorities.

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