Imphal, Sept 25,
After the 2 members enquiry committee constituted by the MHRD to look into the crisis at Manipur University fails to take any action to the breaking of the sealed rooms at the Administrative block by alleged Pro VC Yugindro and also noticing the silence of the committee to the arrest of Nodal Officer of the enquiry Prof. Dorendrajit (i/s) Registrar, the University Community today resolved to stop extending cooperation to the ongoing enquiry.
The resolution was adopted in an emergency meeting of the Joint Action Committee of the MU Community held today morning with Prof. I Tomba Singh on the chair. The meeting of the MU Community also demanded to reconstitute the enquiry committee under the Commission of Enquiry Act 1952.
The meeting deliberated extensively on the Character, meaning and implication of the Rape of Institutional character of Manipur University since the Midnight of September 20, 2018 and still being continued. The members of the MU community have lost confidence to either the state government or also the central government as the sequence of event taking place over the issue showed signed of insincerity.
“Neither the Government of India nor the Government of Manipur has been sincere in the dealing of Manipur University Community as they are in a covert support of Prof. AP Pandey”, the MU Community said.
The community now felt frustrated to have faith on the verbal assurance given through VC in Charge Prof. Vishwanath regarding the disagreement to the MHRD Order issued after the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement with the MHRD representative, Manipur Government and the MU Community. The interference of the MHRD to the internal arrangement of Manipur University when it comes to protecting Prof. AP Pandey and the recognition of a Pro VC appointed by Prof. AP Pandey when he was on leave by skipping the clauses of the Manipur University Act has been seriously viewed by the members of the Manipur University Community.
The Manipur University also hinted partiality attitude of the Prof. Choudhary who is also the Jury No. 2 of the enquiry committee.
“Prof. Choudhury, keeps on referring to the telephonic instructions and suggestions he receives from the MHRD and Prof. Shyamkesho Singh urged the Committee to complete the enquiry in a hasty way while appearing to the committee yesterday”, The MU community said and added that the Committee remain silence when AP Pandey showed disrespect to the enquiry committee.
“ As the Transparency, Fairness, Impartiality and Commitment to truth and the capability of the Committee to be Independent have been compromised, the University Community would immediately withdraw their acceptance of the Committee and stop cooperating with it forthwith”, the meeting of the MU community resolved.
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