Imphal, Sept. 24,
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the State government is committed to restore normalcy and peaceful academic atmosphere in Manipur University. This was stated by him during the joint Hill Leaders’ Day and Meeyamgi Numit held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister said that the State government would mediate in its fullest capacity in resolving the present turmoil in Manipur University. The State government would act as a mediator between the Centre and Manipur University community to resolve the issue. He appealed the people, CSOs and other stakeholders to put positive effort to bring amicable solution of the MU issue.
Chief Minister recalled that many unwanted incidents have occurred in Manipur University in the past. There were instances of killing a Professor and other unlawful activities inside the University premises, he added. If the law and order situation worsens, then the State Government can’t remain as silent spectator. The present government won’t let any unwanted incidents happen in the University campus.
Reacting on boycotting the University examinations by the students over the appointment of Pro-VC and Registrar, Chief Minister stated that if the stakeholders aren’t satisfied with the said order then they are free to move the Court.
Talking about the grievances received on joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders’ day, Chief Minister mentioned that among several grievances, various individuals, entrepreneurs and SHGs have requested for providing financial assistance. In this regard, officials of various banks including MSCB, MRB are being deputed here to provide soft loans by them. Chief Minister opined that there is good economic momentum in the State.
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