The volunteers of the Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) including the girls continued mass court arrest agitation in Imphal on Wednesday as a part of the ongoing protest against the alleged harassment to their volunteers and leaders by the state police in connection with the vandalising of National Sports University (NSU) office in Imphal.
They even tried to storm the Chief Minister’s official bungalow in Imphal around 1.30 pm. However they were prevented by the state police force including women police team soon after the students volunteers started shouting slogans standing on the middle of road located in front of CM’s bungalow.
On Tuesday too, the DESAM volunteers protested the government’s plan to open the campus of the NSU at Lucknow instead of developing the required infrastructure of the main campus in Manipur. They tried to storm the chief minister bungalow demanding mass court arrest.
According to the students’ body, the walk-in-interview for recruitment of faculty members for the courses at Lucknow campus has been fixed on June 11.
The DESAM functionaries also alleged that after the threadbare discussion with experts, the government was asked to ensure that three major courses—sports journalism, sports management and sports performance are first opened at main campus in Imphal but the government had been paying little heed to it.
The DESAM volunteers had also ransacked the administrative block office of the NSU at Manipur Olympic House in Khuman Lampak Imphal on June 1 morning.
It is learnt that the registrar of NSU, K Radhakumar had written a letter to the Union youth affairs and sports ministry not to open any outlying campus of the NSU until its main campus is fully functional.