MSF speaks out on behalf of students
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, May 18, 2010: Asserting that it is the students who have been hit the hardest due to the ongoing economic blockade imposed by the All Naga Students' Association, the Manipuri Students' Federation has accused the State Government of noty doing anything concrete for the students.

Due to the unavailability of petrol and diesel, school buses and vans have been forced to stop carrying students to their schools.

Some schools have even closed down for the time being, until the situation improves, said the student body in a statement today.

On the other hand, the Government instead of showing concern for the fate of the students have been doling out the scarce fuel to their near and dear ones, alleged the student body.

This is a clear indication that the Government is least bothered about the fate of students, said MSF and reminded that this attitude is despite the fact that Parliament has recently passed the free and compulsory education Bill into an Act.

The same too has been announced by the State Education Minister, said MSF.

Urging the Government to do the needful so that school vans and buses can start plying again, MSF also urged the school authorities not to unnecessarily close their institutions.

If such cases come to their notice, then it would be viewed seriously, it said.

Parents and guardians too have been urged by the student body to do their best to send their children and wards to schools.