IMPHAL, Sept 25 - Six students� bodies of Manipur have jointly called a 48-hour state-wide bandh from the midnight of September 26 till September 28, demanding unconditional and immediate release of all the arrested students and teachers of Manipur University (MU) and also to bring normalcy in the varsity campus.
President Manjit Sarangthem of AMSU representing the six students� bodies made this announcement during a press conference at the office of the AMSU.
The students� bodies are All Manipur Students� Union (AMSU), Manipuri Students� Federation, Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur, Kangleipak Students Association, Students� Union of Kangleipak and Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Sinpanglup.
Manjit said the students� community have now demanded immediate withdrawal of the security forces deployed inside the university campus and restoration of normalcy and subsequent academic atmosphere in the varsity campus.
It may be noted that the semester examination of the university has been postponed until further order in view of the ongoing situation in the university.
The student leader also informed that the agitation of Manipur University which began on May 30 was temporarily suspended after signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).
Meanwhile, addressing a function today, Chief Minister N Biren singh appealed to the students bodies to come forward for a discussion to resolve the issue.
In this context, he opined that frequent bandhs in the state have retarded the pace of development, and ultimately the poor people have been affected. He also appealed to the people to join hands with the state government to bring in development.