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Many welcomes HC verdict on Manipur University case; The HC judgment is a landmark and historic – says Veteran Politician O Joy

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Oct 12,


While welcoming yesterday’s judgment by the division bench of Justice Kotishwar and Justice Nobin, veteran politician Okram Joy today term it as a landmark and historic judgment.

“ The judgment of the division bench of Manipur High court is a victory of the people, victory of justice and victory of all those who love and care for Manipur University”, O Joy said speaking to reporters at his residence today.

The 5 times MLA from Langthabal Assembly constituency however condemns state government disparities towards the people of the state and attitude of some politician in the government which suppressed the freedom of speech and also rights of politicians.

During the course of agitation some from the ruling had expressed as if politician who did not win election cannot express their views.

“Such attitude or words which they use to suppress the politicians can be only found in the dictionary written by fools” O Joy said.

O Joy also stated that the judgment is a blow to the center and state government which have agenda to saffronise Manipur University.

O Joy terms the judgment as victory of the people as it contain directives to both the center and state government to restrain from the University while trying to bring normalcy by the newly appointed administrator.

He added the root of the prolonged impasse at Manipur University was VC Prof. AP Pandey and the court directed the Union government to maintain the suspension of AP Pandey.

“The judgment has chained Prof. AP Pandey”, Joy added.

He further stated that even the Pro VC Yugindro appointed by VC AP Pandey which has been suspended and Prof. Shyamkesho , who accompanied Prof Yugindro in breaking the locked room of VC by the enquiry committee has also been suspended.

O Joy also stated that prolonged agitation at the Manipur University was a war between the right and the wrong, between justice and injustice and between what is to be done and not to be done.

During the strike, people of the state witness intrusion to the fundamental rights of the people.  He was referring to the prohibition of the district administration while he himself along with some other politician tried to stage rally showing solidarity to the Manipur University Community.

Even though he welcome the court judgment, he condemn the center and state government for taking too long in settling the issue.

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