IMPHAL, Aug 19 - The Manipur University Community has been �compelled� to cancel its temporary suspension of agitation, after a fresh order by the HRD Ministry �failed to uphold the commitment� on which stakeholders had reached a mutual agreement.
Manipur University Teachers� Association spokesperson N Debananda told reporters yesterday that it has been forced to resume the over 76-day long agitation, as the new order by the Ministry does not mention critical points agreed upon.
He said it does away with the �most important point� discussed in the August 16 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that �during the period of inquiry and until follow-up action on the inquiry report by the competent authority, preferably within 15 days, (VC) Prof AP Pandey will be on leave.�
The fresh directive, however, does mention that Pandey will have to appear before the fact-finding committee when necessary. �We are shocked, disappointed and felt insulted after seeing the HRD Ministry order,� Debananda said. � PTI