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Dharna demands free zone in education
Correspondent, IMPHAL, NOV 16:
Published on 17 Nov. 2008 12:21 AM IST
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Educational atmosphere in Manipur has been greatly disturbed by unwanted elements which resulted in total disruption of the academic process. Education is the backbone of the society, living without education is like a dead man, said organizers of a sit-in protest demanding making a free zone to educations related matters on Saturday. Hundreds of students, educationists and officials of the state education department, RIMS today carried out a sit-in protest at Keishampat Junction in Imphal calling for a free zone to educational institutions and its related sectors in the state. The protest was organized as a part of its ongoing campaign by the Co-ordination Committee on Free Education Zone, a body of the various government employees, students and teachers bodies in the state for making free to all educational related matters. It commenced from around 10 am and went on till 4 pm and various slogans calling immediate end to the disturbances given to the educational institutions including medical and other study centres and offices were displayed at the protest site. By free zone to education matters, the organizers meant keeping the educational, medical, nursing institutions, offices, universities etc. outside the purview of the extortion demands, disturbances etc. by the armed groups and revolutionary outfits, stopping corruption practices and interferences by the MLA, ministers, bureaucrat officers to these sectors

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