MUTA resolves to boycott VC i/c, MUSA cease work

IMPHAL, 9th Oct: In connection with the prevailing issue at Manipur University, Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) convened a general body meeting at its office on Tuesday and adopted six resolutions including launch of non-cooperation movement against Professor K Yugindro.

Other resolutions included immediate release of the arrested students and teachers without any condition and to launch a mass casual leave on October 10 in condemnation of the delay in withdrawal of the FIR; condemnation over tagging of the MU community as ‘terrorists-like agitators’ and criminals of MU, as had been stated in the letter submitted to MHRD on October3; halting the rescheduling of admissions and examination process of 2018-19 until normalcy is restored in the varsity; launching of non-cooperation movement against Professor K Yugindro until normalcy returns at MU campus; serving ultimatum to authority concerned to release the arrested members of MU community by October 11 and launch of intense agitations in case of failure to do so and immediate withdrawal of the arrest and suspension orders given in connection with the issue at MU.

Flaying Vice Chancellor i/c Prof K Yugindro for terming MU community as ‘terrorists like agitators’ and disrespecting the Governor and misleading Chief Minister, Manipur University Staff Association (MUSA) has also resolved to take mass casual leave on Wednesday. The resolution was taken during an emergency general body meeting of MUSA held on Monday at 1 pm at its office with association vice-president L Jilla Singh in the chair.

According to a statement issued by MUSA joint secretary S Cha Nongthon, during the meeting, members present strongly condemned the raid conducted on intervening night of September 20 and 21 as well as the disrespecting Governor and misleading Chief Minister while tagging the agitators as terrorists by Prof Yugindro in a letter addressed to MHRD. All the members present unanimously resolved to stand united and reaffirmed the earlier resolution adopted by MUSU, MUTA and MUSA that the competent authority of the university be requested to take up necessary steps for immediate and unconditional release of teachers, students and others who have been jailed in connection with the present crisis in Manipur University along with withdrawal of disciplinary proceedings and suspension orders of all the employees of the university. It further resolved to urge the Chief Minister to completely withdraw the state security forces deployed inside the university campus as a step to bring normalcy in the varsity. If the competent authorities failed to fulfil the above resolutions then the staff will take mass leave on Wednesday, MUSA declared.

Meanwhile, a day after Physics Department of Manipur University launched total shutdown stir while pressing for various demands, students of Geography Department have also joined the total shut down stir from Tuesday. The students launched the stir along with putting up placards inscribed with their demands at the gate of the department block. The MU students are demanding unconditional release of the arrested students & teachers, revocation of suspension for teachers, and removal of security personnel from the university campus.

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