Imphal, July 7,
The ongoing 39 days long impasse at Manipur University over the demand for removal of Vice Chancellor Prof. Adya Pandey Prasad by all constituents of Manipur University is likely to spark state wide protest after College students joint the protest giving 3 days ultimatum to declare the 3rd and 4th Semester examination of TDCs.
Large number of students today throng to the office of the Chief Minister for submitting memorandum at around noon today. A police team stopped them at the gate on the ground that the Chief Minister was not in the office as he was attending a function at Shija Hospital and Research centre. The students were not hostile when they came to submit the memorandum but the police were alerted as the numbers was large. As the students tried to enter the police started pushing them away. A confrontation between the police team and the students consisting of girls students took place in front of the Chief Minister’s Office gate. At least 6 students were injured in the police action. Condition of one was serious and was evacuated to the RIMS hospital.
Arambam Vikash, convenor of the Joint Colleges Students’ Forum while talking to media said that they came peacefully to submit memorandum for seeking intervention of the Chief Minister to the ongoing impasse at Manipur University as the 3rd and 4th Semester examination for TDC could not be declared. Even the 6th Semester examination too has been put on hold, Vikash said.
He further added that the demand for removal of VC Prof. Adya Pandey by the MUSU, MUTA and the MUSA is a reasonable demand and the students’ forum of colleges will support the agitation.
“If the VC has not been remove within three days from today all the college students across the state will launch a state wide movement”, Vikash warned the government.