Imphal: Strongly condemning the show cause notice served to the Manipur University (MU)’s Manipuri Department Prof N. Sanatomba by the varsity Registrar over making allegations against the State Government, hundreds of MU students stormed the office of the Registrar today morning.
The student protesters demanded withdrawal of the show cause notice, saying it was totally baseless and unfounded. When the angry student protesters tried to storm the Registrar office, the security personnel already present in and around the Manipuri Department faced a tough situation.
Later around 12 noon, a team of CDO Imphal West district led by the SP rushed to the site to bring the situation under control but it failed. However, the SP and MU Registrar had talks with the protesting students which went on for around half an hour. Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) refused comment when a media team queried about development of the talks. Later, the protesters went inside the MUSU office where they held a meeting to discuss the further course of action.
Mention may be made that on September 25 last, a debate competition was organised by MUSU at MIMS Conference Hall, MU where Prof Sanatomba delivered a speech. On September 28 last, he received a show cause from the varsity Registrar for making accusations against the State Government during the debate competition.