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IMPHAL | Sept 22 : Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) has expressed strong opposition to the move of the state and central governments that terrorised Manipur University (MU) in the name of bringing normalcy at the varsity campus after a complaint was made by the Pro-VC of the university.
A release signed by secretary, YFPHR, T. Sadishkanta stated the human rights forum also oppose the move of the State in booking the innocent students under several sections of the IPC including “Attempt to murder, Kidnapping, Punishment for Criminal Intimidation, Punishment for Extortion, Common Intention and Wrongful Confinement” amongst others.
“We cannot deny the fact that the unarmed students have been fighting against the corrupt head of the institution namely AP Pandey and for his removal,” it said.
YFPHR, in its release, further questioned the state government on “Why did the police enter the MU campus and hostels of the university at the mid-night hour by disturbing the students preparing for their on-going second fourth semester Post Graduate examinations?”
It also asked if prior permission was taken from the warden of the hostel to enter the Hostel while also enquiring “Who gave the male police personnel to enter the Girls Hostels no. 3?”
Condemning the arrest of the unarmed students by paramilitary forces and the state armed forces the middle of the night as an attempt to destroy the educational environment and the hard earned normalcy of the varsity, the release added that the acts will lead to the loss of academic career and become a psychological threat to the students of Manipur.
YFPHR further made an appeal to both the government of Manipur and the Governor to remove the deployed state and central forces from the Campus of the MU immediately and stop terrorising the students and the people of Manipur in the interest of the people.~IFP