Student bodies in Manipur on Thursday appealed to the Federation of Government College Teachers Association (FEGOCTA) to withdraw its decision of boycotting online classes.
The student bodies appealed to the state government to fulfil the demands of the teachers and alleged that ignoring of the issue has compelled the teachers to take the decision to boycott the online class, in a joint statement issued by All Manipur Students Union (AMSU), Democratic Students Association of Manipur (DESAM), Manipur Student Federation (MSF), Apunba Imagi Maheirol Singpanglup (AIMS) and Students Union of Kangleipak (SUK) and Kangleipak Students Association (KSA).
The students also stated that the teachers should take legal help to achieve their demand instead of using the students as scapegoats and depriving them of their rights.
The release further added that the state government should also leave the habit of ignoring issues and peoples’ demands until the situation worsens.
The student bodies also reminded the state government that the delay in conducting the first semester and third semester examinations is an outcome of the teachers' protest in the past.
FEGOCTA on Tuesday urged the state government to issue an order for implementing the 7th UGC Pay and regulations, 2018 by June end and also threatened to boycott the online class if their demands are not fulfilled.
On Thursday, Pangal Students Union, Dhanamanjuri University had also appealed to FEGOCTA to choose other means of protests instead of victimising the students.