FSU panel hands memo to campus chiefs

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 11:

The Free Students’ Union (FSU) struggle committee today submitted a memorandum to all campus chiefs, demanding effective implementation of their 6-point charter of demands.

Their demands include conducting regular classes and creating academic environment, releasing all detained FSU representatives and students, stop to the entry of security personnel in educational institutions. The arrested students should be given an opportunity to

take examinations, all educational and democratic rights of students should be restored and spies or security personnel in civil dress should not allowed entry into the academic institutions. According to Bal Gopal Upadhaya, FSU chairman of Ratna Rajya Laxmi Devi Campus, the protest programme will continue unless the government removes security forces from the academic institutions and fulfils the 6-point charter of demands forwarded by the committee. Meanwhile, students of Thapathali Engineering Campus appealed for the release of Rishibi Thapa Magar, campus vice-president of FSU who was arrested from the hostel on April 6 and was given a 3-month-long detention notice. The 14 student bodies and youth organisations affiliated to the seven agitating political parties also protested in various parts of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur from 1 to 3 pm.