Biren effigy burnt over MU issue


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 24, 2018: Demanding to release the arrested students and teachers of Manipur University volunteers of Manipur youth congress committee on Monday burnt the effigy of chief minister Biren Singh in front of Congress Bhavan.

Police foiled the attempt to burn another effigy which is of Adya Prasad Pandey.

 “Modiji talks about digital India. How can it be successful when the internet is downed. Has it helped to main law and order in the state. His CM is an incapable CM. Normalcy has not been brought in the state for so long. The authority says vice-chancellor has been changed. But we came to know that teachers and students were arrested after attacking at the varsity complex in the night. We are giving 48 hours they should be released”, said Sarifa Rahaman, National secretary, Manipur in-charge, Indian Youth Congress.

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All Manipur Students’ Union, Manipur Students’ Federation, Kangleipak Students’ Association, Students’ Union of Kangleipak, Democratic Students’ Alliance Manipur and Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup has also imposed 48 hours bandh with effect from September 26 midnight demanding to restore normalcy in the varsity. They condemned police action inside the varsity campus on September 20 night.

Though pro vice-chancellor, K. Yugindro announced that normalcy has restored in the varsity and classes has resumed students are not ready to join the classes or appear exams.

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Armed security personnel are still deployed in every corner of the varsity and they did not allow gathering of more than five students and there is certain restrictions in entering the varsity campus.

Though the inquiry committee has restricted everyone from enter the office of the vice-chancellor, Yugindro is still sitting in the office chamber of the vice-chancellor since September 21 after breaking the lock which was sealed as per the instruction of the inquiry committee.

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In regards to the matter, senior most professor of the varsity, professor W. Vishwanth has also lodged a complaint to the inquiry committee.

Girls hostellers staged hunger strike protest at the gate of their respective hostels demanding unconditional release of the arrested students and teachers of the varsity and to restore the normalcy of the varsity.

Manipur University Working Women’ Association also staged a sit-in protest in front of the Chemistry department decrying the “dictatorial” act of the government and demanding unconditional release of the arrested teachers and students.


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