AMMSO reiterates demand for four pc quota for Meitei Pangal students in higher education

Pointing out that a 48-hour general strike was conducted on October 29 and a round of meeting was held in the presence of the chief minister on the issue, AMMSO president Javed Ahmed said that the state government has not taken any concrete decision in this regard so far.

The All Manipur Muslim Students' Organisation (AMMSO) and the Pangal Students' Union, Dhanamanjuri University (PSU-DMU) have urged the authority concerned to take a final decision regarding the four per cent reservation for Meitei Pangal students in the admission to non-professional courses in higher education from the academic session 2020-21 in the cabinet meeting on Wednesday. 

Speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club in Imphal on Tuesday, AMMSO president Javed Ahmed said that the student bodies have been demanding to implement four per cent reservation for Meitei Pangal in the admission of non-professional courses in higher education from the academic session 2020-2021. 

Pointing out that a 48-hour general strike was conducted on October 29 and a round of meeting was held in the presence of the chief minister on the issue, Javed said the state government has not taken any concrete decision in this regard so far. 

As the meeting failed to arrive at a final solution, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the state government and the said students’ union. The MoU was to conduct a second round of meeting on November 10 to finalise the matter. However despite taking approval from the students union, the meeting was cancelled and the state government intimated that the demand will be discussed in the cabinet meeting held on the following day i.e., November 10, he said.

Javed also pointed out that the local media had reported that four per cent reservation will be submitted to the cabinet committee. But no action has been taken yet, he said. He further said that the Meitei Pangal students’ community can no longer bear the inaction of the state government. The community has decided to launch various form of agitation if the state government fails to materialise the demand in the cabinet meeting to be held on Wednesday. 

First Published:Dec. 8, 2020, 8:35 p.m.

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