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Polytechnic students vandalise College A- block; hang effigies of Edu Min & Principal

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Irate volunteers of Government Polytechnic Students’ Union vandalize the administrative block and library of the Govt. Polytechnic College at around 11.30 am against the government failure to fulfill the demand. The students’ union has been boycotting the college since January 30 demanding repairing of the college buildings which were affected during the January 4 earthquake.
At around 10 am today the students of the college staged a sit-in-protest in front of the college gate and as tension raise among the student the students turn violent and started vandalizing the college properties. 
The student volunteers first close the main gate of the institute preventing people from entering the campus. At around 11:30 am student vandalized the administrative block and pelted stones destroying the glasses of the windows. Later, students destroyed the lock of the library main gate using hammer. The irate students later took their books and organized a rally to handover the books to education minister however the police prevented them at the front gate. The students then burnt their books at the gate.
The students later hang the effigies of the College Principle Rk. Rajchandra and Education Minister M.Okendro at the main the gate of the institution and raise slogans denouncing the negligence of the govt. to the demands of the students. 
It may be mentioned that since the January 4 earthquake which had damage the college building classes has remain suspended as the class rooms are risky for students.
The principal of the college RK. Rajchandra visited the spot however the student prevented him from entering the college campus. The principal had to return back as he could not bring any amicable solution to with the students.
Speaking to media persons, the general secretary of the Students’ Union Asem Prem Meitei said that representatives of the students had met the concerned minister of Higher and Technical Education Moirangthem Okendro and Principal and also submitted memorandum several times.
He said the recent earthquake had damaged the main academic block. Since then classes of the institute has been facing acute shortage of classrooms and laboratories affecting normal classes, and temporary arrangements were made for classrooms, he added.
The demands includes providing of class rooms of the polytechnic students by restoring the class rooms being occupied by the NIT and MIT, adequate supply of water and electricity and proper toilet facilities, he said.

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