MUSU protests police search operations in students` hostels

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IMPHAL, February 20: The Manipur University Students`™ Union (MUSU) and students of the university today strongly protested against search operation conducted by the police inside the university`™s hostels.

The search operation was conducted inside the boys`™ hostels number one, two, three and four of the university.

Speaking to media MUSU`™s vice president, A Debina demanded a clarification from the authority concerned at the earliest the reason behind conducting combing operation inside the university`™s hotels.

Further demanding answers under whose authority and permission for the operation was given, she asked the Home Department for how long they intend to harass the students.

`Will the department continue its operation in the event of any crisis in the State or nearby the MU campus thereby creating psychosis to the students`, the MUSU president questioned?

It has been informed that the search operation began from November and this was the third operation conducted inside the hostels.

According Debina, when MUSU`™s volunteers approached the vice-chancellor demanding who gave the permission to the police to conduct operations inside the campus, the latter reportedly denied his hand in the incident.

However, he revealed that he directed the police personnel`™s to ask the registrar of the university, informed the vice president.

Strongly opposing the act of the police, A Debina, maintained that MU is an institute for higher learning and not a camp for any unwanted elements.

It is learnt that the after November, the police conducted search operation inside the boys`™ hostel on February 14 at around 1 pm. Subsequently, on February 19, the police also tried to conduct operation however with the intervention of MUSU`™s volunteers the attempt of the police was foiled.

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