IMPHAL, Sept 24 - Manipur Government is committed to restore normalcy and peaceful academic atmosphere in Manipur University (MU). This was conveyed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh while speaking to reporters on the sideline of the joint Hill Leaders� Day and Meeyamgi Numit (People�s Day) here on Monday.
Singh said that the State Government would act as a mediator between the Centre and MU community to resolve the issue. He appealed to the people, civil society organisations and other stakeholders to put positive effort to bring an amicable solution to the MU issue.
He said the President has intervened in the matter and suspended Vice Chancellor Prof Adya Prasad Pandey. As per the order, Prof Pandey would not be allowed to enter the University premises until further orders, he added. The President and Centre have acted after acknowledging the sentiments of the people of the State, he added.
Recalling many unwanted incidents in the University, he said the State Government can�t remain as silent spectator if the law and order situation worsens.
Meanwhile, the functioning of Manipur University, which has around 5,000 students, has been affected, due to the resurfacing of the unrest in the campus after the September 20 midnight raid at boy�s hostels and arrest and detention of seven students and six teachers.
Demanding unconditional release of the arrested students and teachers and removal of the security forces, Manipur University Working Women staged a sit-in demonstration in the University campus on Monday.
In the day�s joint Meeyamgi Numit and Hill Leaders� Day, the Chief Minister attended to as many as 550 complaints and met nearly 1,500 people.