Imphal, July 16,
Impact to the ongoing impasse at Manipur University is gaining momentum each day with more stakeholders joining the protest and the agitation is likely to spark another wild fire as one Student leader today nearly died after he was pushed hard by a law enforcing agency towards a moving heavy vehicle in front of BJP Manipur Pradesh Office today afternoon.
Oinam Sital, General Secretary of DESAM along with is team numbering around 30 gathered near GP College today noon at around 11.45 am and later thronged towards the office of the BJP Manipur Pradesh demanding to fulfill the demand for making education – free zone. The students said that due to the ongoing impasse at Manipur University over failure to remove the incumbent Vice Chancellor Prof. AP Panday, Academic activities in the Manipur University has been put to complete halt for over 40 days. Besides, students of colleges affiliated have been seriously affected and many students are not getting their mark sheets for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Semester examination. It is likely that students are losing a year of their academic career.
“As we tried to throng the BJP Office to put our demand to the concern authority , a large number of security force present their stopped us. A confrontation occurred between the police team and us. Suddenly a police personnel pushed hard our general secretary in front of a moving heavy vehicle. The truck ran over him but he survive miraculously even as his condition is critical”, student who was among the protestor said to Imphal Times.
Oinam Sital was immediately rushed to Imphal Hospital and is presently undergoing treatment.
DESAM spokesperson Eddi while speaking to media said that they were staging a democratic protest near the Raj Bhavan as Governor is the Chief Rector and later they went to the BJP Office as the ruling government is led by the party.
Such brutality will not be accepted and DESAM may continue more protest he added.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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