Students, teachers protest after miscreants set fire to another school in Manipur

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Khongjom Bazar (Manipur), Nov 24(ANI): Thousands of students and teachers formed a human chain from Thoubal Haokha till Khongjom Bazar in protest after miscreants set fire to another school in Manipur.

It is suspected that the supporters of class boycott campaign set ablaze Khongjom Standard English School on the night of November 16.

The fire burnt down five classrooms and one Computer lab room, destroying three computers as claimed, one microscope and several other valuable practical equipments, amounting to Rs. 10 lakhs.

"This has hurt the sentiments of the Private school owners and the students, resulting them to come out on the street to demonstrate and appealing the concern not to repeat the extreme act again," said B. Surchandra Sharma, Private Schools Development Council of Thoubal.

Purnima Naorem, a student from Khongjom Standard English School, said: "As a student, I feel very much shocked finding the burning down of the school. I'm presently a student of Class - X, and will appear in my matriculation exam shortly. Though the examination is very near, and course of our syllabus is not completed, I wonder how we are going to appear our exam. Thinking of this situation, I feel angry."

Nearly four lakh students of different classes have been away from their educational institutions for quite some time.

Apunba Lup, AMSU, MSF, KSA and the JACs of Rabina and Sanjit are the class boycotting bodies.

Meanwhile, the Government is trying to persuade them to come to a solution. (ANI)

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