Imphal, July 25,
An emergency joint executive meeting of the MU Community comprising of MUSA, MUTA and MUSU today vehemently condemn the statement of the BJP MP Prahlad Patel which characterise the Manipur University as “Den of Insurgents” at Lok Shaba on July 23. The meeting also deliberated on the statement of the MHRD Minister Prakash Javadekar , at which he stated that an enquiry committee regarding the crisis in Manipur has been underway.
“….the MHRD Minister spoke a lie on the floor of the house while the enquiry committee has not been able to take-off due to rejection by the University Community”, a statement by the University Community said.
BJP MP Prahlad Patel’s characterisation of the Manipur University as “den of insurgents” also adds fuel to the anger of the Manipur University which has been agitation for over 54 days demanding removal of the VC Prof. AP Pandey.
“This is but a shameless attempt to cover the inefficiency, non-commitment and anti-academic behaviour of Prof. AP Pandey whose removal the people of Manipur are now demanding; this is an admission by default on the failure of their attempt to saffronise the University and the statement by both the Minister and the MP manifest the frustration of the Government which is experiencing in their failure to sabotage the two –month old democratic agitation by the University Community for restoring sense and academic propriety in Manipur University”, an unanimous feeling expressed jointly by the MUSU, MUTA and MUSA.
The meeting today resolved to demand an apology to the people of Manipur for the reckless statement of BJP MP Prahlad Patel terming the statement as irresponsible.