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Army camp inside Manipur Univ opposed

North-East Forum For International Solidarity (Nefis) condemns the continued presence of Assam Rifles Camp in Manipur University campus. Demanding de-militarization of the yuiversity campus, NEFIS has given an All India Protest Call for June 29.  The members will hold protest demonstrations in Delhi, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kokrajhar and Gwalior, a press release from NEFIS on Tuesday stated.

The Assam Rifles camp has been stationed in Manipur University for past 30 years which has perpetuated an environment of fear among students. Army presence has not only destroyed academic life but students are even afraid to raise their democratic demands.  Army presence has taken away all the space for academic freedom because every discussion and debate is under scrutiny. NEFIS believes that the Army presence has been continued to crush students’ movement by nipping it in bud. NEFIS believes that university campuses are spaces for academic purposes and are no place to station army.

NEFIS therefore condemns militarization of Manipur University campus and pledges to continue its struggle until its demands are met and the democratic space of university is restored.

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