Students take part in a hunger strike as a mark of protest

Imphal: Almost four days after 89 students and six teachers were picked up from the Manipur University (MU) campus in Imphal following a midnight raid by security personnel, students continued to stage protests at several places on Monday.

Effigies of former MU vice-chancellor AP Pandey were burnt in different places of the state. Students of colleges affiliated to MU staged sit-in-demonstrations in front of their respective colleges to press for their various demands, including immediate and unconditional release of the arrested teachers and students of the university.

Students took part in a hunger strike on Monday

The inmates of the three women hostels of the university also continued their stir in front of their respective institutions.

Although 82 of the 89 detainees were released later, the remaining seven students are still under arrest. The arrested teachers are also in police custody, as per reports.

The police launched its search operation on the campus on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday after pro V-C K Yugindro Singh lodged a complaint at Singjamei police station over a tussle that he witnessed when he tried to take charge as the vice-chancellor of the university on Thursday.

Earlier, the human resource ministry had appointed Yogindro as the V-C of the university which has been on the boil for a long time now. The Manipur University Students’ Union had launched its strike alleging the then V-C AP Pandey’s of irregularities and of misusing his administrative and financial powers.

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