IMPHAL, May 22: The valley based insurgent group Maoist Communist Party, Manipur (MCP) has appealed to all the militant organizations in the state to desist from carrying out extortion of money from poorly managed small private schools.
Maintaining that MCP has always firmly opposed against the system of privatization, the outfit acknowledged the fact that private schools in Manipur have been set up to save the lives of students in the state from the rotten colonial education system, according to a statement issued by the outfit’s secretary, publicity and propaganda, comrade Nonglen Meitei on Tuesday.
The statement said it is really unfortunate that different militant outfits have demanded huge amount of money from many poorly managed small schools which have less number of students and that such diktats issued in mere pursuance of money by revolutionaries signifies diversion from the mainstream of the revolutionary movement.
Asserting that around 95 per cent of private schools, particularly in rural areas are functioning in a pitiable condition, MCP appealed to all militant groups in the state to refrain from demanding money from them.
Admitting that MCP never takes large amount of money from such schools, but it used to demand meager amounts ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 2000, it further appealed to all concerned not to demand money beyond the payable limit of the schools.