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AMSU protest over non-issuance of appointed order to MPSC recommended candidate for TRI

Imphal, November 20 2017: Police today confronted volunteers of All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) as the later tried to storm at Chief Minister’s Bungalow this afternoon.

The student body has been demanding appointment order for one Ngasepam Pikeshwor Singh as Deputy Director Tribal Research Institute (TRI).

AMSU alleged that the said person was recommended to the post by Manipur Public Service Commission.

Earlier, the volunteers of AMSU staged a sit-in-protest demonstration at Keishampat Lairembi Community Hall.

At around noon today the students staged a protest rally starting from the place where they staged sit-in protest and proceeded towards Keishampat Nityapat Chuthek and later marched towards Chief Minister’s Bungalow.

The students were however intervene by a team of state police in front of Nupi Lal Memorial Complex.

As the police team tried to stop them from proceeding further a minor confrontation occurred between the two as the students too tried to march ahead forcible.

Later, they were put to halt in front of Nupilal complex.

On November 4, a team of AMSU met Minister and Principal Secretary of TA&H regarding the matter.

A statement of the AMSU said that matters related to victimisation of MPSC recommended candidate has been presented and urged the Minister to award penalty and exemplary punitive action to officials involved in the misdemeanour of victimising the recommended candidate.

The TA & H Minister assured consideration of the demand but appealed to withhold any agitation till November, however, as no communication has been made regarding the issue the AMSU is left with no other choice but to resume agitation, the statement added.

It further threatens intense form of agitation if the demands are not fulfilled.

Source: Imphal Times



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