CM Biren avows to continue talks for restoration of Manipur varsity normalcy
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 2, 2018: Manipur chief minister today said Talks and dialogues would continue to restore normalcy and academic atmosphere in Manipur University.
Biren Singh was addressing on the observation of National Cleanliness Day in Imphal.
He said with the sincere efforts of senior journalists, the government has started talks with Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA).
The talks began yesterday at the chief minister’s secretariat with MUTA and Manipur University Staffs’ Association.
MUTA demanded immediate and unconditional release of all persons arrested in connection with the varsity crisis and withdrawal of security forces deployed on the campus.
MUTA and MUSA representatives highlighted that all their agitation had been suspended before the varsity was re-opened on August 23. The expressed strong displeasure at the indiscriminate suspension orders issued by professor K. Yugindro and professor M. Shyamkesho.
The Manipur Students’ Association are likely to join the talks.
Biren Singh urged the people to support and co-operate with the government to resolve the crisis.
Rubbishing the allegations of the opposition parties on terming the present government as ‘dictator’, Biren said that the government had acted to maintain law and order situation in the state.
He appealed the people to refrain from indulging in bandhs and blockades. Manipur could be the number one state in the country if we build up a productive work culture and refrain from bandhs, general strikes and blockades in the state, he added.
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