M.U. is not situated in the tribal inhabited area - S. Bhubol

M.U. is not situated in the tribal inhabited area - S. Bhubol

M.U. is not situated in the tribal inhabited area - S. Bhubol

Written By: / Articles / Tuesday, 31 May 2016 19:02

Manipur University is neither situated in the tribal inhabited area nor in the 6th Schedule area and so the Joint Committee of the Sixteen Clubs of Thongju Part-I and Part-II strongly refutes any form of misinterpretation and manipulation in the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission), Act,2006 and its Amendment Act, 2012 .
But unfortunately irresponsible statement liable to cause unwanted situation is found artfully highlighted in the Manipur University official letter written by Prof. N. Lokendrajit, Former Registrar of this University to the Governor of Manipur bearing No.MU/6/14/2008 dated the 23rd July,2014 in connection with the Charter of Demands submitted by the so called Manipur University Tribal Students’ Union. Manipur University being a Central University should strictly follow the norms of reservation as specified by the UGC under the enacting Central Educational Institution ( Reservation in Admission) Amendment Act,2012 and if any demand as local adjustment is arisen, that should be equally beneficial to all the students of all the inhabiting brethren communities in the state and there should not give a place of sectarian outlook in it. All the Manipur Communities irrespective of hill and valley locations are truly indigenous people that have been living together for hundreds of years with a common history since the state formative period of 33AD. It is time for all sections of the Manipuri society to continue living with equitable shares of all available opportunities instead of indulging into Tug-of War like attitudes to gobbling things in the name of quota or reservation without thinking of other brother communities. The so named as Tribals branded by the Constitution of India should actually learn to live away from any act of tribalism as they are no more tribal at all. The Reservation Amendment Act. 2012 clearly defines  “specified north-eastern region” as the ‘areas comprising of States of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and the tribal areas of Assam referred to in the sixth Schedule to the Constitution’ and in this regard Manipur University is not located either in the tribal  area or the sixth schedule and so any kind of reservation policy based on such connotation misinterpreting the mother contents cannot be accepted by the localities who are really proud of having this  university and felt of having responsibility to keep its peaceful and progressive functioning. The former, registrar, the Deans and the EC members of the university who were having nexus in the making of such chaotic situation should be booked and rebutted for their intellectual poverty for tarnishing the image of the university and the Joint Committee with the support of all surrounding localities will extend fullest cooperation at any areas that might usher in progressive venture of the university.

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Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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