Around 37 students, who have been displaced from Imphal since May 3, on Friday organised a protest, starting from 11 am at the gate of the deputy commissioner, Churachandpur demanding online classes for them.
Before being displaced, the students were pursuing Bachelor of Pharmacies from Government Polytechnic, Kangleipak Medical and Nursing Institute and Saraswati Institute and Management and Paramedical Sciences in Imphal.
The protest was organised by the Joint Students Body, Lamka during which students held banners which read, ‘Support our careers, save us to survive all .... Save future pharmacists, Pharmacy Council of India’.
They also held placards such as ‘No education, no career’, ‘Zero academic year is Zero Governance’ etc.
One Martin Khualthianson, a protestor, stated that it is the duty of the authorities concerned to make arrangements for online classes after they have been displaced from their institution.
No such things have been done to address their issues, he said. They have been left deprived while their classmates are taking classes regularly in Imphal, he added.
He said that they are demanding for the arrangement of online classes at Churachandpur Medical College otherwise they will be lagging behind.
Later, a memorandum for the chief secretary, Government of Manipur and the president of the Pharmacy Council of India was submitted through the assistant commissioner to Deputy Commissioner Churachandpur, Chaitanya, asking for the arrangement of separate online classes at Churachandpur Medical College.