IMPHAL, Oct 8 - Students of Manipur University on Monday staged a sit-in protest in reaction to acting Vice Chancellor Prof K Yugindro�s remarks that compared them to �terrorists�, a students� union leader said.
Yugindro, in a letter to MHRD on October 3, had sought immediate steps from the Centre to �save� the university from the hands of �terrorist-like� agitators.
The agitators also sought withdrawal of the �baseless� FIR lodged by him on September 20, followed by a midnight raid by security forces, which led to the arrest of 89 students and teachers.
Of the 89, police had released all but 15 whom Yugindro had named in the FIR for �wrongful confinement, illegal detention and attempt to murder�, when he assumed charge as the acting VC on September 20, M Dayamand, president of Manipur University Students Union, said. � PTI