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IMPHAL | Sept 2 : The Manipur State Committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist) has expressed condemnations against the ‘Unwarranted authoritarian steps’ taken against the teaching and non-teaching staff by professor, A.P. Pandey, the VC of Manipur University.
A release signed by secretary, CPI (M) Manipur State Committee, Kshetrimayum Shanta said that Manipur University became a playing field of the authoritarian ‘Saffron Forces’ ever since Pandey took over the university administration as the vice-chancellor.
Common sense prevailed that the university’s academic atmosphere and administration failed due to his arrogant actions against the students, staff and teachers, it said. His one line programme for the university was to Saffronise the entire university with his iron hand to please his Saffron bosses, the release alleged.
The true colour of professor, Pandey could be seen from his office order, dated September 1 which banned MUTA and MUSA and threatened to take action against the teachers and staff of the university, it stated.
The VC, it seems does not understand the ‘Constitution of India’ which gives its citizens the right to form associations or unions under Article 19(C), it further stated. The CPI (M) feels that the VC has become an anti-national and anti-people authoritarian administrator, it maintained.
The CPI (M) support the movement of the university communities and appealed them to meet the challenges from the dictatorship of Pandey for a better academic and administrative atmosphere in the university in particular and the state in general, it added.~IFP