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The MUTA has demanded the release of students and teachers arrested in connection with the present crisis in Manipur University on or before October 11
The MUTA has demanded the release of students and teachers arrested in connection with the present crisis in Manipur University on or before October 11|File image
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Manipur University: Teachers to go on mass casual leave tomorrow

Move to protest delay in unconditional release of teachers, staff and students, withdrawal of FIR

Ratan Saikhom

Imphal: The Manipur University Teachers’ Association (MUTA) has urged its members to go on mass casual leave on Wednesday in protest against the delay in unconditional release and withdrawal of FIR lodged against the teachers, staff and students of the university.

In a meeting held on Tuesday, the MUTA also condemned the “un-parliamentary” and “barbaric” words used by Manipur University pro-vice-chancellor Prof K Yugindro Singh in his letter dated October 3 to the secretary, ministry of HRD, such as “terrorist like agitators”, “terrorised act” and “accused criminals of MU”.

Among the other decisions taken by the teachers’ association on Tuesday include holding up of the steps for rescheduling the pending examinations and admission processes for 2018-19 until academic normalcy returns on the university campus.

The MUTA resolved that it would extend its ‘non-cooperation’ to Prof K Yugindro Singh. An ultimatum would also be submitted to the authorities concerned to release the students and teachers arrested in connection with the present crisis in Manipur University without any condition on or before October 11, and “in case of failure, a serious course of action will be taken up”, the teachers’ body announced.