Students protest demanding right to education; At least 15 injured in police action ‘Students are at present between the devil and the deep blue sea’

Students protest demanding right to education; At least 15 injured in police action ‘Students are at present between the devil and the deep blue sea’

Written By: / Monday, 22 February 2021 17:55

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Imphal, Feb 22:

At least 15 students who were staging a protest demonstration demanding their right to education were injured today after a police team charged them with batons to disperse the protest today morning.
Condemning the police brutality against the students who were demonstrating protest for the right to education in a democratic way, HR Secretary of the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) , Bruce Pebam said that students will not remain silent and more protest will be seen if classes are not resume.
After the COVID-19 pandemic and its slow recovery, the colleges and some higher classes of the schools in Manipur have started opening but again as the teachers’ community went on strike students of Colleges under DMU have been denied an education. When protest the government used police instead of finding ways to solve the problem of the students, Bruce said while speaking to media persons.
“The students are at present between the devil and the deep blue sea”, Bruce further added and said that while the AMSU endorse with the demand of the teacher, the teachers should find a way to teach the students while continuing their agitation.
Among those injured, some are from the DM College of Arts and Commerce and some are from Manipur College.

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