- An indefinite strike spearheaded by Mizoram University Students’ Council (MZUSC).
- Council seeking immediate appointment of regular Vice Chancellor.
- The indefinite agitation enters the seventh day.
The Mizoram University Students’ Council (MZUSC) has declared an indefinite strike demanding an immediate appointment of regular Vice Chancellor. The strike enters its Seventh day.
Agitation intensified by shutting down the colleges:
As the indefinite strike spearheaded by Mizoram University Students’ Council (MZUSC) demanding the immediate appointment of regular Vice Chancellor entered the seventh day on Tuesday, the students intensified agitation by shutting down some colleges affiliated to Mizoram University apart from boycotting all academic and non-academic activities at the varsity.
Apart from this, the Mizoram University Student Council, which is spearheading the agitation, burnt an effigy of Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.
As per the Student’s Council, ‘The university has been without a regular Vice Chancellor for almost two years and repeated appeal to Javadekar and HRD Ministry officials has borne no fruit yet,” MZUSC stated.
MZUSC president Lalnunhlima said, two affiliated colleges, Pachhunga University College (PUC) and T Romana College in Aizawl remained closed on Monday boycotting all academic and non-academic activities in protest against the delay in the appointment of regular VC for Mizoram University.
He said that students held picketing at the college campuses preventing teachers and non-teaching staffs from attending their respective offices.
All the colleges across the state affiliated to Mizoram University also show support to the agitation launched by the varsity students for the immediate appointment of regular VC, he added.
The Council declared the agitation from 6th of September, Since then the varsity students have been agitating and preventing teaching and non-teaching staff from entering the campus over their demand, a varsity official said.
An official in the Chief Minister’s Secretariat said Lal Thanhawla had already written to the HRD Minister for beginning the process of the Vice Chancellor selection afresh. R. Lalthantluanga, a Professor of the Shillong-based North Eastern Hill University, was the last Vice Chancellor of Mizoram University.