JSCC opposes govt decision to tighten security near schools

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IMPHAL Jul 14: The Joint Student Coordination Committee (JSCC) opposes the government`™s decision to provide security personnel around educational institutes in the State.

This was stated by its convener Jayanta Kumar Khuman during a press meet held at the Manipur Student Federation`™s office today.

He said JSCC welcomes the reopening of the schools however they will not support the militarization of education institutes.

`The Government should restore the academic atmosphere of the State which has remained shut following an official order to shut down education institutes. It is unfortunate that the Education minister has questioned the participation of the students in uniform without retrospecting the reasons that had compelled their participation` he aserted.

While condemning police brutality that had led to the death of Sapam Robinhood, he asked, `how many deaths will invoke the Government to safeguard our rights through Inner Line Permit?`™

He added, `The police have attempted to psychologically suppressed the students from partaking in rallies. Rally is not waging a war! However the manner in which the police forces attacked students clearly intents to spread a fear psychosis among students`

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