Over a dozen students were rushed to hospitals in Imphal as they were injured in clashes with Manipur police during protests demanding resumption of normal classes in government colleges in Manipur.
The students took to the street on Monday to protest the non-conduct of classes in their colleges. According to the report, protesting students got injured when police resorted to baton charges and used tear gas to disperse them.
Students of some colleges affiliated with Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) gathered at the DM College campus and staged a protest shouting slogans. When the students attempted to march towards the state Assembly complex where the budget session was in progress, a police team armed with riot gears rushed to the spot and blocked them from carrying out the demonstration. The police resorted to baton when the students tried to carry out the demonstration forcibly. When some of the demonstrators pelted stones towards them, the police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
Classes in government colleges remained suspended since February 17 after agitating teachers resorted to cease work strike as a form of intensifying their demand for implementation of 7th UGC Pay and Regulations, 2018. The students have been pressing the State government to bring a solution with the striking teachers to resume normal classes immediately since last Friday.