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48 hours general strike called against surgical strike inside MU: Joint students

IMPHAL | Sept 24 : Raising demands that normalcy should be delivered back to MU and condemning the surgical strike inside the campus during the intervening night of September 20 and 21, joint students of AMSU, MSF, KSA, SUK, DESAM, AIMS has called for a 48 hours general strike.

President of AMSU, Manjit Sarangthem as a representative the students group made the statement during a press conference held today at its head office located at DM college campus.

The general strike will start from the midnight of September 26 and end on the midnight of September 28.

Manjit said the agitation of Manipur University was started on May 30 and after a continuing 85 days long agitation, normalcy was returning back after signing a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Manipur University community and state government under the consent of concern ministry on August 16.

Students’ organisations strongly condemned the surgical strike that was carried out during the intervening night of September 20 and 21, he said. With the incident, the situation has gotten worse and mentally affected the students who are appearing the on-going semester examination, he added.

The incident happened against the MOA signed between the two parties.

The Join students expressed condemnations for suspending 6 teachers, arrest of 7 students and for keeping 2 students at police custody. The issue of MU is one of the worst incident occurred in the world, said Manjit.

Condemning the impasse of Manipur University issue and to bring normalcy back, the general strike is being called, he said. During the strike, essential services will be excluded and he appealed all the people including schools and colleges to support the 48 hours general strike, he added.

Representatives of MSF, KSA, SUK, DESAM, AIMS also attended the press conference.

~IFP

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