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MU crisis: JCSF announces indefinite closure of colleges

Correspondent IMPHAL, Jul 11 | Publish Date: 7/11/2018 11:20:05 PM IST
Joint Colleges Students’ Forum (JCSF) Wednesday announced indefinite closure of all colleges affiliated to Manipur University from Thursday, after responsible authority failed to resolve the prevailing imbroglio in the Manipur University.
Addressing a press conference, convener Arambam Vikash of JCSF said that the decision to close down the colleges was taken after the authorities failed to resolve the crisis within the deadline set by the forum.
The forum had given the authorities three days time to resolve the crisis claiming that the demand for removal of the vice chancellor prof AP Pandey, has greatly affected the normal academic calendar of the colleges affiliated to the university.
“We had given three days to solve the crisis as our career are at stake but as the authorities fail to listen to our demand we are left with no choice but to shut down the colleges”, Vikash said.
The agitating students, teachers and staff of the university also resorted to relay hunger strike which have entered fourth day on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, activists of All India Students’ Federation (AISF) carried out a rally in New Delhi showing solidarity to the demand of the students, teachers and staff of Manipur University. According to source, national president AISF, Syed Vali Ullah Khadri led the protest which started from AISF office at 47 Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi , at around 11 am.
During the rally, various slogans demanding removal of the prof AP Pandey from the post of vice chancellor were shouted while passing through the office of the Union ministry of human resource at the national capital. 
A memorandum was also submitted to the Union HRD minister as well as to the President of India, who is the visitor of the university. 
Around 100 student activists of the All India Students’ Federation who took part in the rally carrying placards which read “Shame shame HRD ministry”, Don’t spoil the universities of the country”, “Removed AP Pandey from the Manipur University” etc.

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