Imphal, Jan 7
Police today dispersed the protestors which hold peaceful protest demonstrations condemning the attack on the Jawaharlal Nehru University Community on 5th January at Manipur University.
Alumnis of Jawaharlal Nehru University and various other students participated in the protest demonstration. They also showed solidarity with all the campuses all over the country which have been victims of violence unleashed on the University community.
HOD of Political Science Department, Indira Gandhi Tribal University who is also an alumni of JNU Dr. Homen Thangjam stressed that resistance shall be with them and will stand by with the Alma mater of JN University.
“Times are dangerous today and Winds of Change seemingly is blowing to tumble down even the walls of learning and centres of wisdom and knowledge,’’said Homen.
He stressed that during such times, domain of knowledge can never be captured by the fascist.
Homen further added that they will stand together and resist the menace which will eat us up together.
Placards like “Down with state sponsored Goondaism”, “Shame on Delhi Police”, Save Public Education” were held by the protestors.
The JNU alumni, Manipur stressed that they were alarmed at the happenings in various universities and other campuses which have been subjected to violence and terror in an effort to subdue and discipline the democratic right of all to freely debate and dissent from the majoritarian opinion.
It also added that the midnight raid by state security forces at MU have laid bare the anti-intellectual, anti-student, anti-education spirit of the present dispensation and reaffirmed a commitment to democracy, dissent and debate.
Slogans were also raised, protest song was also sung during the protest demonstration .
Last night Manipur University Students Union also staged a candlelight vigil showing solidarity with the JNU community and condemned against assault unleashed on the University community
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