NSU activists freed

KATHMANDU: Nepal Students’ Union activists, who were held on the charge of involvement in torching a microbus, were released today.

Earlier, students belonging to the Nepali Congress-affiliated union enforced a chakkajam in parts of the city, demanding an immediate and unconditional release

of their activists.

The protest paralysed traffic movement in major city centres such as Ghantaghar, Putali Sadak, Exhibition Road, Maitighar, Chabahil, Shankhadhar Park, Bag Bazaar and Singhadurbar from 9: 30 to 11 am.

The police on July 21 had arrested 10 NSU activists for vandalising the microbus while enforcing a chakkajam on roads near Tri-Chandra College, to protest the attack on their cadre Birendra Giri at White House College.

Meanwhile, the bachelor’s level third year examination held today at Shankar Dev Campus, Baneshwor Campus and Minbhawan Campus has been put off until further notice after NSU activists obstructed it.

NSU said their protest would continue until the price hike of essential commodities was controlled.