Varsity teachers and students released


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 16, 2018: Six Manipur University teachers and 21 students including nine varsity students were released today. They were arrested during the Manipur University crisis over demand for ouster of Manipur University vice-chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey who is on suspension at present.

The six teachers and nine varsity students were arrested following the September 20 midnight police raid on the varsity campus. The other twelve students are members of various student organisations who were arrested during the agitations over the varsity issue.

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They were released at dusk following the chief minister N. Biren Singh’s announcement to release them soon at the inaugural function of the 6th All Manipur Catholic Schools Biennial Games and Sports Meet, 2018 at Catholic School, Canchipur on Tuesday.

 Biren Singh said all the teachers and students arrested in connection with Manipur University issue will be released soon.  An understanding had been brought between the government and the six agitating student organisations in a marathon meeting held last night, he added.

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 Expressing hope that normalcy would return in Manipur University soon, Biren Singh informed the gathering that a memorandum of understanding was signed between the state government and the six agitating student bodies in a meeting that dragged on till 1:30 am on Tuesday.

 Stating that his government is a people-oriented government, Biren said that doors of the present government are always kept open for dialogues and talks to resolve any issue.


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