IMPHAL, July 24 - Despite tight security arrangements, members of the Joint College Students� Forum (JCSF) and other volunteers today tried to storm the Chief Minister�s official bungalow here, demanding declaration of the semester examination results of colleges by resolving the ongoing crisis at the Manipur University. However, police personnel guarding the bungalow and other additional security men prevented them from doing so.
The incident happened around 8.30 am, sources said. Later, the students were pushed back to the Nupi Lal Memorial Complex here.
The key functionaries of the JCSF said they want immediate end to the Manipur University crisis so that the semester examinations of colleges can be declared. More than 15,000 college students are waiting for the announcement of the semester examination results for further admission into other educational institutions.
Meanwhile, representatives of the Manipur University Students� Union (MUSU) and the Manipur University Teachers� Association (MUTA) on Tuesday met Chief Minister N Biren Singh and discussed ways to find a solution to the issues plaguing the Manipur University.
Though the meeting could not reach any conclusion, the Chief Minister reportedly assured the university community that his Government would try to take all necessary steps and persuade the Central authorities to bring about an amicable solution.
The MUSU has launched the shutdown since May 30, demanding removal of the Manipur University Vice Chancellor Prof AP Pandey over 15 allegations of financial and administrative irregularities, including regular unofficial tours and violation of the university act.
The agitation, which was initially supported by the MUTA and the Manipur University Staff Association, has also drawn the attention of civil society organisations and the general public.
Manipur University authorities were forced to defer this year�s postgraduate examinations after the indefinite shutdown by students.
The Manipur University stalemate also figured in the recently concluded State Assembly and the ongoing Parliament sessions.