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One's love for the post of the vice-chancellor of Manipur University has snatched away our right to education

Marina Konsam *



As we know the former Vice-chancellor of Manipur University, Adya Prasad Pandey loves his post of being the Vice-chancellor of Manipur University. He isn't willing to accept the fact that he did something wrong.

Regardless of his suspension order given by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), he is shamelessly spreading notice of appointing Prof. K. Yugindro as the Pro Vice-chancellor and Prof. M. Shyamkesho to be the Registrar in-charge of Manipur University.

The fact which is making a joke is that one suspended person have appointed Prof. K. Yugindro as the Vice Chancellorof Manipur University and the MHRD simply approved him to be the Pro Vice-chancellor. What the MHRD is thinking? Beside knowing the fact that Prof. Adya Prasad Pandey is on suspension.

Meanwhile Prof. K. Yugindro surprisingly came into the A-Block of Manipur University to take the charge of Vice chancellor which created confusion among the MU fraternity. It could be noted that during the period of inquiry the students weren't able to accept anyone as the VC until the inquiry against Prof. AP Pandey was completed.

As learned, both the students and the Prof. K. Yugindro came to a negotiation table wherein he did signed that he could not accept the post of Pro Vice-chancellor and leaves the Manipur University. As a result of the same he met the Chief Minister and an F.I.R. was lodged at the Kakwa Police Station against some of the teachers and students alleging that the students have mentally harassed him, threatened to kill him and he is now under psychological fear as spoken to the media persons on September 21, 2018 at Manipur University.

It could be learned that those students and the teachers mentioned in the FIR are booked under a case of Kidnapping, Attempt to murder, Wrongful Confinement, Punishment for Criminal Intimidation, punishment for extortion and common intention of the Indian Penal Code.

The police forces acting under the order of Chief Minister of Manipur raided the Manipur University's boys and girl's hostel at the midnight of September 20 and 21, 2018. During the raid Manipur Police along with the Para military forces picked up more than 80 students and 5 faculty members of Manipur University which the same action could be recall as similar as the series of incidents which took place during the peak of counter insurgency in the 80s acting under AFSPA, 1958 with impunity killing and arresting many students and the civilians.

To control the spread of news of the ferocious midnight raid the Government of Manipur ordered to shut down the mobile internet service in Manipur for 5 days, however, the spread of the incident were not able to curb. Responding to the haughtiness action of the Government of Manipur, various Meira Paibis, CSOs of Manipur rushed to the Manipur University and made an intervention and observed that huge number of Armed State and Central Forces were deployed within and outside the campus of Manipur University.

The interveners were stopped outside the main gate and not allowed to enter the campus of the MU. Many of the hostellers including boys and girls who were preparing for the examination were frightened and were restricted to move out from the campus of the MU.

Here the question arises is that "Is the Pro Vice-chancellor K. Yugindro giving the same psychological fear to the students which he claimed to have been given by the students!?"

The girl hostels were also raided by the armed male forces of central and state which shows a clear sign of discrimination of women and created an undeclared emergency-like scenario.

If the Pro Vice-chancellor K.Yugindro is under psychological fear which leads him to a traumatic situation, then is he fully conscious right now? Didn't he need treatment? Is it reasonable for a person who is semi-conscious to be the Vice-chancellor of Manipur University?

Who broke the normalcy of the Manipur University? Who broke the Law and Order and created stir turbulence to the society? What crimes the arrested students and the teachers have done and are kept behind the bars with a Trump Up charges and tagging as criminals?"

"Is it reasonable for the students preparing for the exams are tagged as a criminal?","Do the students deserve to be abused physically leading them unable to cope with their senses?","Which type of criminal are they, who are the real criminals, the students fighting for justice or those who committed atrocities to the students and the civilians?"

If the Pro Vice-chancellor K. Yugindro is really concerned about the students' career and the academic atmosphere of the students, then why did he created such chaos? Is it because of his love for the postof Vice-chancellor of Manipur University even though he claimed that he is not after the post.

What kind of normalcy and academic atmosphere did the Prof. K. Yugindro far-sighted? Did the students deserve being a potato whom the state government, the central government and those who wants the chair of Vice-chancellor of Manipur University like A.P. Pandey wishes to kick whenever wherever they like?

"To destroy a nation, an atom bomb is not required but to destroy the educational institutions", same theory is being used by the Government of India through Government of Manipur to suppressed the prolonged self-determination movement of the people of Manipur.


* Marina Konsam wrote this article for Imphal Times
The writer is a Student of DM University
This article was posted on September 29, 2018.


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