Delhi: Agitated Manipuri students protest against gross misappropriation of post-matriculation scholarship money released by Central Government – NEFIS

February 16, 2015

Agitated Manipuri students protest against gross misappropriation of post-matriculation scholarship money released by Central Government

PRESS RELEASE-UPDATE
Date: 13.02.15

NEFIS receives assurance from Manipur CM about immediate release of post-matric scholarships

Following the continuous protest by North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) and especially after the large demonstration by students at Manipur Bhawan today, the Chief Minister’s office finally communicated with NEFIS activists on the matter. Shortly after today’s protest, the SDO at Manipur Bhawan contacted the Convener of NEFIS, Chinglen Khumukcham, and gave the assurance that the CM’s office would release the pending post-matric scholarship money for SC students of Manipur within one week.

NEFIS sees this recent development as a huge victory for Manipuri youth from weak economic backgrounds. The organization also claims that the recent development is the result of persistent struggle by NEFIS. It is to be noted that NEFIS has been continuously protesting and organizing north-East students on this issue since earlier this year. The organization had for example protested earlier in January outside Manipuri Bhawan and had even approached the SC commission on the issue of pending post-matric scholarships sanctioned by the Central government.

As of now NEFIS has resolved to watch developments closely and to immediately call for a nationwide protest by North-East youth if the Manipur government fails to abide by its assurance of releasing the scholarship money within a week.

Chinglen Khumukcham
Convener
North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS)
Contact: 7838983871 Email: nefis.delhi@gmail.com