Manipur : MU community meets CM, demands release of arrested teachers & students

By M.Devanand Sharma

Imphal (Manipur),Oct 12 : Manipur University community comprising of representatives from MUSU, MUTA and MUSA today met the Chief Minister at the CMO office conference here today . Soon after receiving the invitation from the CMs Office the MU community made it clear that it would stand with the demand for release of the arrested teachers and students otherwise they would be left with no option but to continue with their demands.

Meanwhile. the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) while welcoming the High Court decision appealed to the state government to release all the detained students and faculty members and to complete the ongoing inquiry at the earliest .

At a press conference held here today at Congress Bhavan MLA K Ranjit said that justice is expected after yesterday’s court order . He, however, said that the two member independent inquiry committee needs to restructure as Independent committee constituted under the Inquiry Committee Act 1958.

He said that those responsible for the prolonged agitation should be punished as per the law of the land and the FIR lodged against the students and the faculty members should be withdrawn and that all those detained should be released unconditionally without any delay.

While welcoming yesterday’s judgment by the division bench of Justice Kotishwar and Justice Nobin, veteran politician Okram Joy termed 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 the Manipur University”, O Joy said while speaking to reporters at his residence today.

Even though he welcomed the court’s judgment , he condemned the Center and state government for taking too long to settle the issue.

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