Agitating students fail to reach truce with Govt at Jiri

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Jiribam, July 8: The four agitating students comprising of AMSU district committee Jiribam, MSF, special branch DESAM local council and KSA Jiribam unit who has been spearheading the total blockade along the NH-37 met the additional deputy commissioner (ADC) of Jiribam at his office chamber today. However, the meeting failed to reach any understanding.

The meeting which started from around 2.30 this afternoon was attended by representatives of the four student’s bodies and the ADC, Dr Harmit Singh Pahuja.

It has been informed that during the talks the ADC tried to convince the agitating students of the initiative taken by the Government including the active consideration being taken by the cabinet during its meeting held yesterday. At the same time, referring to the initiative of the Government the ADC appealed them (four students bodies) to call off their agitation taking into consideration the hardship endured by the public.

In response the agitating students declined to submit to the request citing the successive fail response from the Government’s side despite having apprised several times in the form of memorandums. Instead, they (students) demanded from the Government to issue an official gazette with regards to its demand or else continue with its agitation.

Further the agitating students warned to intensify its agitation if the Government remain deaf ear.

On the other hand, here in Imphal showing their solidarity the head office of the agitating students bodies urged the Government to bring an amicable solution at the earliest failing which it warned to join hand with their subordinating units in orchestrating the demands.

This was stated by Convenor of the Joint Student Coordination Committee, Thangjam Premananda in a press meet held today at Kangleipak Student Association, city Ideal School Kwakeithel.

The convenor held that the Government must take full responsibility of the outcome of the total blockade imposed along the NH-37 imposed since the midnight of July 4.

He further urged the concerned department to initiate befitting action against those teachers posted at Jiribam who failed to attend their duties failing which it demanded the resignation of the Education (S) Director, Commissioner and the Minister.

 

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