Measures taken up at NIT after local and non-local students fight

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IMPHAL, Sept 13: Strictures have been issued to the NIT director following an altercation among the students of the institute.

An order from the Education department said following the visit of the Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi in the aftermath of fights that broke out between students of the State and students from outside the State, the Education Department has now issued an order elaborating on the course of further actions.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by the Education Minister M Okendro, the state DGP and top level officials of the state including the Principal Secretary Education (S) & Home, and the Commissioner, Higher & Technical Education, Govt. of Manipur.

The order has asked NIT Manipur authorities to take immediate necessary action to prevent recurrence of further unwanted fights amongst its students.

“In case of any reports of ragging, physical violence, fights, intimidation, etc., the authorities of NIT Manipur must immediately take strict and prompt punitive action against the responsible students including rustication from the institute, black-listing from joining any other institutions in the country, or even filing of FIR in the concerned Police Station.

Calling upon the authorities of the institute to take immediate action to prevent communalisation of such incidents in future by identifying ring leaders and taking strict punitive actions, the order mentioned that the persons or groups of persons involved be segregated so as to restore cordial atmosphere.

The order further mentioned that the State Government has decided to deploy CRPF personnel for duty at the institute immediately both as a confidence building measure for the students from outside Manipur as also to strictly maintain law and order within the Campus.

The Director, NIT was also told to submit daily reports to the State Government on the atmosphere prevailing in the Campus for the next one week.

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