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08 July 2013

Mizo Students To Picket Varsity VC

Aizawl, Jul 8 : Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the state’s apex students’ organisation, is determined to go ahead with its decision to picket Mizoram University (MZU) vice-chancellor from Monday even as the varsity administration made one last appeal to withdraw.
MZP demanding revocation of appointment of LDCs in the university which it alleged involved undue favouritism.
After the MZU Students’ Union’s appeal to the MZP on Friday, the university on Saturday expressed shock over the MZP’s “unexpected decision” to organise agitation after the university officials reasoned with the MZP leaders in a meeting the vice-chancellor office on July 5.
According to MZU communiqué, the vice-chancellor had stayed the controversial appointment order for lower division clerks (LDCs) and put it up for the university’s highest body executive council which is sitting on July 26.
“Whereas the meeting with MZP leaders appeared to have created conducive environment, the MZP’s unexpected decision to go ahead with the proposed comes as a shock,” the MZU handout said, while requesting the students’ body to wait for the executive council meeting.
However, the MZP argued that the university authority did not give any assurance to rectify the irregularities which were in “black and white.”
“The vice-chancellor has the power to cancel the appointment without referring the matter to the executive council. However, has refrained from making commitment to rectify the malpractices which are in black and white,” said an MZP leader.
“Therefore, there is no reason for the MZP to withdraw from the proposed agitation,” he added.
Similar to the MZU Students’ Union’s appeal, the MZU authority also pointed out that university students are sitting for their semester exams and requested the MZP to refrain from creating disturbances in the university campus, at least for the sake of their fellow students who are having exams.

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