Ministers meet MU community, centre directors tender resignation
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 21, 2018: Deputy chief minister, Y. Joykumar, revenue minister Karam Shyam, health minister Jayantakumar and education minister Radheshyam visited the Manipur University today and met the teachers, students and staff to talk over the varsity impasse.
They appealed MUSU, MUTA and MUSA community not to take up violent agitations. They told them that they will move to Delhi after the monsoon Assembly session to press the HRD ministry to bring a solution to the demand for ouster of the vice-chancellor.
Radheshyam told reporters that the meeting was fruitful. However MUSU said the ministers’ visit will not make a U-turn to the agitation demanding removal of Pandey from the vice-chancellor’s post.
Director for three centres for studies on Friday tendered resignation from their posts in support the Manipur University Students’ Union’s (MUSU) demand for ouster of vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey.
The centres are Inclusive and exclusive studies, entrepreneurship and skill development and Manipur studies.
The student body has been agitating for the demand since May 30, which is later supported by teachers and staff.
MUSU had cautioned to storm at the assembly on the last day of the monsoon session (23 July).
During the course of agitation effigies of HRD minister, Praksah Javadekar, Pandey and chief minister Biren Singh and two others.
The varsity community said that they don’t trust the recently constituted Fact Finding Committee under HRD ministry to enquire over the allegation made by the varsity students. They say the members are close people to Pandey.
The committee is headed by former acting chief justice of High Court of Meghalaya T. Nandakumar Singh.
The Manipur university community stands firm that they will not open the office of the vice-chancellor and the registrar during the enquiry.
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