Manipur Congress initiative to end university impasse

High level committee formed to take up positive dialogue between stakeholders of Manipur University to end deadlock

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File photo of Manipur University main gate wearing a deserted look even as the indefinite shutdown by students continues. Photo: Northeast Now

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The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has formed a high level committee to take up a positive dialogue between the stakeholders of Manipur University to end the on-going impasse.

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Meanwhile the students’ protest demanding removal of the present Vice Chancellor Prof Adya Pandey has entered its 21st day on Wednesday.

Addressing the media at Congress Bhavan in Imphal on Tuesday, convener R K Anand said the academic atmosphere of the State has been disturbed from time to time and the present deadlock is the ultimatum.

The stand-off which had started from May 31 is becoming serious and students’ life and career has been threatened, he said.

The committee has taken up the mantle to bring an amicable solution between the stakeholders, he added.

The committee is being headed by former Deputy Chief Minister, Gaikhangam as the chairman, R K Anand Singh as the convener and Konthoujam Govindas, K Ranjit Singh, Ngairangbam Bijoy Singh, I Ibobi Singh, Kh Devabarta Singh and Hareshwar Goswami as members.

Chairman of the committee, Gaikhangam said Congress being a responsible political party will not remain silent when the state university has been affected.

He also asserted that the formation and functioning of the committee is not political and urged the people not to politicize it.

This is a genuine and sincere initiative of the MPCC to bring an amicable solution to the on-going impasse, he further said.

The committee has already consulted Manipur University Students’ Union and Manipur University Teachers’ Association and had made a field visit on Tuesday to the university campus.

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