Imphal, July 19,
The University Community has extended its heartfelt gratefulness to the people of Manipur in general and the students in particular for the spontaneous support to the ongoing two-day General Strike for removal of present VC of Manipur University, Prof A P Pandey.
A statement said that the present agitation for removal of Prof Pandey is now fully owned by the people of Manipur. The people of Manipur have been culturally and historically conscious and conscientious about learning and efficiency. This is once again proven by the wholesome engagement by the populace in the movement for restoring academic health, social engagement and academic propriety in Manipur University.
On the other hand the MU Community expressed shocked to the behavioural attitude of the state police. The statement said, “In this democratic and peaceful movement, the Manipur Police have been displaying their complete lack of professional training by indulging in a behaviour exclusively characteristic of the animal kingdom. We reiterate once again that the personnel of the Manipur Police should immediately transform themselves and inculcate human behaviour which is in great deficiency right now”.
Since the movement for the removal of Prof A P Pandey has now become a collective demand of the people of Manipur, the University Community now demand that the Government of Manipur and the Government of India should rise to the occasion in right earnest, the statement said.
The Manipur University community which comprises of MUSU, MUTA and MUSA also condemn the abandoned contempt of the people of Manipur by Prof A P Pandey by his continued violation of the Manipur University Act by his being out of Manipur at this juncture without giving charge to any Faculty in the University.