Imphal, Aug 4,
Relay hunger strike by the Manipur University Community demanding removal of Vice Chancellor AP Pandey at the University main gate at Canchipur has been shifted at the bus stand inside the University complex after police team dismantle the makeshift protest site yesterday midnight.
District administration had imposed Section 2 of the CrPC 144 since 1 pm of yesterday.
Meanwhile, Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) and teachers’ community are likely to intensify the agitation after one of the MUSU member had been picked up yesterday by a team of police yesterday midnight. The student picked up by the police has been identified as Khagemba from Heirok. He is at present a class representative from department of adult education. He has been staying at a rented room at Canchipur near the Manipur University. Report said he was picked up at around 12 midnight yesterday. Reason of his arrest is speculated for sabotaging the government hoarding with colour at various places of Imphal. The MUSU had earlier announced to paint black to the government hoardings.
A team of teachers had went to the police station for release of the student but had to return back as police turned deaf ear to the request.
Following the arrest, MUSU is likely to launch intense form of agitation.
Talking to Imphal Times, General Secretary of MUSU , Kenedy said that as some unknown persons had stolen all the sheds for staging democratic protest they are now left with no choice but to launch intensified form of protest .
On the other hand the General Secretary questioned the Chief Minister regarding his statement at which stated that 95% of the demand has been fulfilled.
“What are those 95% fulfilled by the Chief Minister to the demand of the MUSU?” Kenedy asked.
He said that as for the leave of the Vice Chancellor AP Pandey , it was normal leave and it has nothing to do with the demand of the Manipur University Community.
On the other hand the Kenedy also stated that so far there has been no contact from the so called Fact finding committee constituted by the MHRD to either the MUSU, MUTA or the MUSA .
“How could they said that enquiry is on when no enquiry regarding the matter has been carried out?” the MUSU leader said.
Hunger strike site shifted inside MU complex One MUSU member picked up by police