Imphal, Aug 6,
Prof. Vishwanath who has been appointed as in-charge VC of the Manipur University today said that he will accept the MHRD order but will not take the office in the present situation as the MU community including all teachers , deans and staffs have been on agitation.
“Unless there is a consensus to among the Manipur University community I will not be able to work as the VC”, Prof. Vishwanath said.
He further added that he will write to the MHRD to enquire on whether the his appointment is related with the leave of the VC AP Pandey or whether there is any specification on whether his appointment will be till the end of the enquiry to be conducted by the Fact Finding committee. He also stated that the fact finding committee be strengthened as a committee constituted under the Enquiry Commission Act 1952 as per the desire of the University Community.
Meanwhile, source from the MUTA said that threats from a political party will not be able to suppress the MU Community. The source said that the MU Community will now make no change to the demand but will intensify the agitation.