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Volunteers of students’ body injured in Imphal

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 16, 2018 11:05 pm
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Imphal, July 16 (EMN): Around six volunteers of Democratic students’ alliance of Manipur (Desam) were injured during a police action when the volunteers of the students’ body demanding declaration of semester examination of the colleges, tried to storm the BJP Manipur Pradesh office in Imphal on Monday, sources said. The incident happened around 11.45 am.
The general Secretary Shital Oinam of Desam who sustained serious injury during the incident, is presently undergoing treatment at a hospital in Imphal, sources said.
Meanwhile Manipur University Teachers Association, Manipur University Students Union and Manipur University Staffs Association in a joint emergency meeting of its executive members condemned the police brutality towards the volunteers of the Desam.
Reiterating that the removal of the present VC Prof Pandey is a sine quo non to precede any intervention to resolve the present crisis in Manipur University, it further resolved that “institution independent High Power Committee to probe into the financial and administrative irregularities committed by Prof Pandey as VC of Manipur University should immediately follow the removal of him.” Communist Party of India Manipur state council also condemned the day’s police action on student’s demonstration incident.
At this juncture a 30 member State BJP delegation led by Chief Minister N Biren Singh today met the Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javedakar in his official residence today at 9:30 a.m.
The delegation included ministers and MLAs, besides senior party leaders. The delegation apprised him about the ongoing impasse in Manipur University and also submitted a copy of the state cabinet’s suggestion of setting up an Enquiry Committee to look into the issues raised by Manipur University community.
Further, the delegation requested the Union Minister to review the composition of the Enquiry Committee constituted by the HRD Ministry and impressed upon him the need for the Enquiry Committee to be headed by a retired High Court Judge.
The delegation also met the Union Minister Rajanth Singh and submitted a joint memorandum, detailing the party State Unit’s viewpoint on the Framework Agreement, signed by BJP legislators and senior party leaders including the Rajya Sabha MP and State President Ksh Bhavananda Singh,sources added.
In the evening, Biren met the Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed the Indo-Myanmar boundary pillar issue impacting Manipur State.
The Minister agreed to send a joint team of Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs and Survey of India for verification of Border Pillar 80-82.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 16, 2018 11:05:39 pm