၁၉၆၂ ခုႏွစ္ အေရးအခင္း(၇ ဇူလိုင္ အေရးအခင္း) (ေက်ာင္းသားသမဂၢအေဆာက္အဦးျဖိဳခ်ခံရမွဳ) On 2 March, 1962, a man named General Ne Win took control of state power for the second time.
On 4 May, 1962, the leaders of the All Burma Federation of Students' Union (ABFSU) discussed the case of a student who had been expelled from his hostel because he did not get on well his warder.
On 9 May, 1962, Pioneer Ko Mya Than, Ko Thet, Ko Tha Ban and Ko Zaw Win were arrested for demonstrating at the Dutch Embassy. Ne Win told the University Council that as the teachers had misbehaved and among the students there was political influence, the University Council had to be abolished. The Union commented that the governing body of the university had been taken over by the Revolutionary Council.
On 11 May, 1962, the Rangoon University Rector Dr. Tha Hla handed in his resignation and the Burmese Professor U Aye Maung retired; U Wun (Minthuwun) changed his faculty.
On 12 May, 1962, some wardens and assistant wardens from the Rangoon University hostels resigned.
On 17 May, 1962 the Revolutionary Council's order No.30 was announced and the University Council was reformed. The Adipadi (Chancellor) was Brigadier General Than Pe, Brigadier General San Yu, Col. Than Sein and Col. Tin Soe were included. The Rector was the former Education Minister U Kar of the 1958 Caretaker Government.
On 26 May, 1962 five tutorial school were closed down due to the leakage of questions.
On 18 June, 1962 more unjust rules of the hostels were announced. For example, the people who ate vegetarian food were not allowed to eat it for one or two days unless they ate it the whole year.
On 2 July, 1962 the high school leaving examination was abolished. The All Burma Federation of Students' Union (ABFSU) requested a discussion with the authorities. On 3 July, 1962 in the hall of the Union there was a meeting to discuss the abolition of the system of education, and the unjust hostel rules.
On 4 July, 1962, the embryonic Burmese Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) was formed.
On 5th July, 1962, a strike at the Dutch Embassy was carried out by three big unions. The military authorities then stated that the people involved in the strike did not really represent the unions. The Students' Union felt that the statement made their Union appear insignificant so they objected.
On 6 July, 1962, the Revolutionary Council reformed the University Senate and the Hostel Committee according to their wishes.
On 7 July, 1962, at 1:00 p.m. the Students' Union held a meeting to discuss the reform and after that the students went on a protest march through the university campus. At first the Security Police (Lone Htein) arrived and they tried to control the situation by throwing tear gas. In the evening at about 5:30 p.m. two army trucks arrived and along Mandalay Hall, Ramanya Hall and Chancellor Road the soldiers started shooting at the students with automatic rifles. The soldiers were from No. 4 Burmese Rifles Battalion and the shooting order was 3 minutes shooting 2 minutes rest and 3 minutes shooting. The guns were made by a joint venture of a Burmese and German Company. They were G-3 and G-4 rifles which had never been used in any battle field.
The military government declared that 17 students died, but in Mandalay Hall alone more than 17 students died according to the official records and altogether over a hundred students died. Ko Kyaw Win, a student from Myaung-mya had written on the wall of Mandalay Hall with blood from his body "7-7-62, do not forget it". Ko Kyaw Win had taken refuge at the Union Building.
On 8 July, 1962, at dawn the Union Building, which had a prominent standing in the history of Burmese Independence, was destroyed by dynamite because the military government had said that it was the headquarters of the above ground communists and the refuge place of the student leaders. It was an act which had not even been committed by the colonialist foreign government. It was bloodthirsty fascists who had cruelly destroyed the Union building by dynamite. Ko Kyaw Win of Myaung-mya, who was in bed with injuries, had been blown up together with the building.
The next morning at 8 a.m. when the news was announced from the radio, the military dictator called General Ne Win said, referring to the students' uprising, "If it was done purposely to oppose us, I have nothing more to say except that we will face them with sword against sword, and spear against spear, that is the only solution. " With these words he insulted the students. (ဓားဓားခ်င္း လွံလွံခ်င္းလုိ ့ေျပာျပီးေတာ့ လက္နက္မရွိတဲ့သူေတြကို ေသနတ္နဲ ့ပစ္ခဲ့တာပါ။)
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