Campus chiefs’ offices locked

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 18:

Seven student unions affiliated to different political parties today locked up the offices of the campus chiefs of major colleges in the Valley demanding to meet their six-point demand.

The six-point demand of the student unions include immediate releasing of all detained students, allowing the detained students to sit for examinations and removing security forces — in plainclothes and in uniform — from the campus premises. Meanwhile, ANNFSU this evening held a torch rally demanding the restoration of democracy in the country. According to Ram Kumari Jhankri, head of the publicity department of ANNFSU, some 50 students participated the rally that began from New Baneswor. Jhakri said security forces this morning arrested Nabina Lama of the Free Students Union of Baneswor Campus from her classroom. The student unions also locked the central office of Tribhuvan University at Kirtipur. According to central committee member of Nepal Student Union, Nain Singh Mahara, the students clashed with security personnel at Shankar Dev Campus this afternoon.