Poll booths inside campuses opposed

Kathmandu, February 7:

The TU-affiliated campuses today condemned the government decision of using public campuses as polling stations without any consultations with the campus chiefs.

The 17 campuses of the Valley, including the Shankher Dev Campus, Padma Kanya Campus, Ratna Rajya Multiple Campus, Tri-Chandra Campus, along with others held the meeting today.

The campus chief’s meeting endorsed that the TU’s decision of extended vacation and the bandhs have affected the TU calendar along with the arrest of teachers who were participating in the peaceful rally and demanded their immediate release along with the withdrawal of the TU’s decision of an extended vacation.

The Nepal University Teachers’ Association (NUTA) today organised a sit-in programme in front of Tribhuvan University (TU) central campus demanding the release of all the detainees involved in various professon on February 3.

The teachers’ body submitted the memorandum to TU VC which stated that until and unless there is no ‘People’s democracy’ in the country, there will be no peace. The teachers today organised a symbolic ‘candle rally’ in favour of democracy and peace at Saraswati Sadan, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus.

NUTA also announced further protest programmes such as actively involving in protesting against the municipal election.