Stir called off, police file 2 cases, MoHA officer coming

NIT students’ agitation


YUPIA | Oct 12 | NIT students called off their indefinite strike after getting assurance from authority concerned in the wee hours today.

Meanwhile, education secretary Bidol Tayeng has directed NIT in-charge director to address the student’s grievances by apprising the matter to a visiting team of MoHRD, expected to arrive state capital on Friday to assess the situation.

Clarifying that the NIT administration is fully functioning under the GoI, Tayeng said that the GoAP has no direct role to play, except in case of law & order problem.

On shifting of NIT from temporary campus in Yupia to its permanent campus at Jote, he disclosed that the decision was also taken by NIT board of directors in its last meeting where the house had decided that the NIT be shifted gradually from temporary to the permanent campus.

Students were on agitation since Monday last demanding posting of regular director, proper campus with basic facilities. Students were alleging that there is no basic amenities at Jote.

Meanwhile, Doimukh Police station has registered two cases (No 35/17 u/s 279/ 337/506/34 IPC R/W section 25(1)a Arms Act & No 36/17 u/s 341/427/506/34 IPC)  against  a person but no arrest has been made till Thursday evening, according to Papumpare SP Tumme Amo, who had met few faculty members today and thoroughly discussed the issues.

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