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Imphal, 17 July 2018 ( Evening News ) :Five major student organisations in the state namely, All Manipur Students Union (AMSU), Manipuri Students Federation(MSF), Students Union Kangleipak (SUK), Apunba Ireipak-ki Maheiroi Singpang Lup (AIMS) and Kangleipak Students Association (KSA) have resolved to jointly support the 48 Hour General Strike called by MUSU in demand for ousting of the VC of Manipur University. Executive members of the student organisations agreed to unanimously support the general strike after holding a public meeting and the same was intimated to media persons at Manipur Press Club today. Addressing media persons, President of Manipuri Students Federation, N. Milan denounced the Government for remaining silent and for not initiating any actions even when the University crisis has completed 49 days. Taking part in the press meet, President of AIMS, Rajesh asserted that MUSU's demand is just and rational. He said, now the 6 organisations will join hands in the movement.
A joint statement of Singjamei to Lilong United Club’s Organisation informed that the organisation also supports the 48-hour General Strike called by MUSU in connection with Manipur University impasse.
Imphal, 17 July 2018 ( Evening News ) : Students were yet again injured during their agitation in demand for dismissal of the VC of Manipur University today. Student protestors under the initiative of Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) burnt the effigies of the Chief Minister, Union HRD Minister and VC of Manipur University in front of Kangla around 2 this afternoon chanting various slogans. Massive force of Manipur Police rushed at the spot to contain the situation. Scuffles ensued as Police personnel tried to arrest the agitating students. The irate students then ran toward the CM's Bungalow and stormed the Bungalow. As soon as the agitating students reached the gate of CM's Bungalow, they started pulling away the police barricade and chanted various slogans. Police personnel posted on duty at the site tried to drive the students away but the situation was very tense and hence resorted to lathi charge. Police personnel also detained some students including a girl student and drove the other protesting students away from the bungalow. Few minutes later, the students returned again after reaching the bungalow’s turning point. The police personnel then detained the crowd and urged them to leave the place. The student protestors did not give in to the request and continued to agitate chanting various slogans to defend students' rights and condemning the manhandling the protesting students by Police personnel. Later, massive police force was deployed to finally contain the situation.
Imphal, 14 July 2018 ( Evening News ) :Father of Archana Hijam, 4th ranker in the recently declared BOSEM’s class 10 examination-2018, Hijam Ranjitkumar has refuted the media statement made by Chairman of BOSEM. Briefing media persons at Manipur Press Club, today, Ranjitkumar termed the media clarification which stated that understanding has been reached with the family members of Archana Hijam regarding the alleged allocation of lesser marks during a meeting as baseless. He said, a meeting was held in the Education Minister’s chamber attended by subject experts, guardian of the student and head examiner, however, the student’s party was unhappy with how the meeting was proceeding and hence left the meeting half way without reaching any agreement or understanding. Ranjitkumar termed it unfortunate that the Chairman of BOSEM took undue advantage of the said meeting to spread false information on media that an understanding has been reached regarding the matter. He also expressed disappointment that the Education Minister did not try to boost the morale of the student’s party even though he assured to set up an enquiry committee to probe the case.
On the other hand, Manipur Students Federation (MSF) in a press release informed that, the organisation has found that 14 marks were deducted from the total score of a student who was supposed to secure position and that a student who was earlier declared fail have passed in 1st Division in the Class 10 board examination 2018 conducted by BOSEM. The organisation said that 14 marks were deducted from Pariton Langpoklakpam, a student of Nongpok Maheikol and Chingakham Chingdrenkhomba Meitei, Student of Halley English School was declared fail by awarding 7 marks instead of 27. MSF also questioned the Government , on what ground a person who have never worked at BOSEM was appointed as its Secretary.
Imphal, 09 July 2018 ( Evening News ) : Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has asserted that the Indo-Myanmar International boundary issue at Kwatha Khunnou can only be resolved when re-survey and re-demarcation are carried out as per the agreement signed between the Governments of the two Nations on March 10, 1967. The Party appealed to make representatives of the State Government and villagers on the border area participate in the boundary demarcation and field verification to be carried out in Manipur Sector. Speaking to media persons at Congress Bhavan, BT Road today, leader of Congress Legislature Party, Okram Ibobi said, the Congress party stands firm that the territorial integrity of the State can never be compromised. He appealed to the Present State Government to resurvey the border area along with the villagers and that it will be a right step to demarcate the boundary when it is clear that not even a single inch of land is lost. He mentioned that representatives of former Congress Government including himself and Dr. Suresh Babu who was then Additional Secretary Home, held several meetings with representatives of the Ministry of External Affairs and Survey General of India on Indo-Myanmar border issue. Ibobi recalled that the boundary fencing of 10 kilometre stretch of the Indo-Myanmar was put on halt after some CSOs raised complaints on land encroachment by Myanmar.
Imphal, 09 July 2018 ( Evening News ) : MUSU, MUSA and MUTA are all set to intensify their agitation in demand for the ousting of the Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University. Relay hunger strike as part of their ongoing agitation was launched by students, teachers and staff of the University at MU Main Gate today. MUSU has strongly warned the BJP led government to stop political blame games and resolve the University impasse at the earliest failing which MUSU reiterate to undertake intense agitations along with students and CSOs of the state. President of MUSU, Mayanglangbam Dayaman strongly condemned the Central Government for ignoring the 40-day old demand to oust the inefficient Vice-Chancellor of Manipur University, Pof. Anya Prasad Pandey. He termed the indifference as suppression of the state. Dayaman asserted that students' career lives are at stake due to the prevailing crises of the University, however, the Government instead of trying to improve the situation and save the students, it is trying to defend the Vice-Chancellor. MUSU maintained that suspicions of conspiracy to malign the image of the agitating students and teachers of the University cannot be ruled out when some miscreants set fire in the University campus at the wake of such crises. He warned of any such conspiracy and called on the Central and State Government to bear any negative consequences. Condemning the state government for not taking any substantial measures to resolve the university crises, Dayaman asserted that MUSU will not withdraw its agitation until it's demand is met.