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NEHU students calls off strike
Correspondent Shillong, Nov 8:
Published on 9 Nov. 2010 12:29 AM IST
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Students of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) Monday called off the indefinite strike against the appointment of A.N Rai as their varsity vice-chancellor after chief minister Mukul Sangma assured to take up their demand with the Centre. “We have decided to call off our indefinite strike and will resume our classes tomorrow (Tuesday),” Meghalaya Tribal Students Coordination Committee (MTSCC) Chairman Kynpham Kharlyngdoh told IANS after a meeting with Sangma. He, however, warned that the varsity students would intensify their agitation if the demands are not met. Altough, the state government has less role in the appointment of vice-chancellor in central unvirsity, Chief Minister said that the state government would address the students’ demand with HRD ministry for an amicable solution. “My meeting with the students was aimed at to ensure that their normal classes are resume in the university and we have assured them to take up their demand with centre,” Sangma told reporters. President Pratibha Patil appointed Rai, former vice chancellor of Mizoram University, as the vice chancellor of NEHU on the recommendation of the search committee headed by Abid Hussain, former Indian ambassador to the US.

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