Academic activities of the Manipur University remained suspended for the 29th day today following students' agitation demanding the removal of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aditya Prasad Pandey.
The agitation was spearheaded by Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) for the removal of the VC for his alleged failure to appoint members in important posts, lavish traveling, and hampering the university's academic functioning, a MUSU member said.
VC denies allegations
VC says student functionaries connected to militant bodies
The Vice-Chancellor earlier dismissed the allegations and claimed that the student functionaries were connected to militant bodies.
To take stock of the situation of the ongoing crisis, Joint Secretary VC Hosur, Department of Higher Education, HRD Ministry had visited Imphal on June 22 and met the student leaders and the Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
Six deans have resigned citing the prevailing crisis.
Do not politicize
BJP asks opposition Congress not to politicize matter
Meanwhile, on June 22, the General Secretary (Administration) K Saratkumar of Manipur unit of BJP had asked opposition Congress not to politicize the matter and aggravate the situation following the investigation carried out by a high-level fact-finding committee constituted by the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee.
The Manipur unit of the Communist Party of India also demanded the resignation of the Vice-Chancellor.