Student bodies to go ahead with protests

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, May 13:

The meeting of seven student unions held today decided to continue the ongoing agitation against "regression".

Discussing the current political development when the Prime Minister has resigned and another government is yet to be formed, the student leaders have decided to demand an all-party government as recommended by the five-party alliance. They have also urged the parties to make public the commitments which the all-party government would make.

The meeting decided to ban government vehicles from plying through the campuses from tomorrow.

The students plan to block roads and organise torch rallies in various parts of the capital on Sunday and burn effigies on Monday.

"All the earlier protest programmes would be continued," a release issued here by Rajendra Kumar Rai, president of All Nepal National Free Students Union, on behalf of the seven student unions, states. The programmes of the parties would be strengthened, the release added.

The meeting has also decided on the proposals to be presented tomorrow at the meeting of the task force which will determine the fee structure for private and boarding schools.