Student unions to move SC over FSU poll row

Kathmandu, March 5:

Eight student unions affiliated to various political parties will file a lawsuit in the Supreme Court tomorrow seeking the apex order to scarp the existing Free Students’ Union of the Saraswati Multiple Campus.

According to Thakur Gaire, general secretary of the All Nepal National Free Students’ Union (ANNFSU), the students will file the case demanding dissolution of FSU committee of the campus.

The student bodies have opposed the new committee stating that it was formed illegally. The election commission of the campus had declared the 11-member panel headed by Man Bir Lama (independent) along with five members from the Nepal Students’ Union (NSU) as the new FSU team of SMC at midnight on February 25.

Though members of the NSU too were included in the panel, it had announced that it would not give recognition to the new FSU body.

The student leaders said that they would move the court as the election body of the campus had postponed all poll-related activities on February 20 till further notice citing adverse circumstances.

A group of students had barred ANNFSU and NSU affiliated to the Nepali Congress (Democratic) from filing nominations.

Meanwhile, the outgoing FSU chairman of Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Bal Gopal Upadhyaya, today handed over responsibility of the Free Students’ Union to the newly elected FSU body headed by Nawaraj Poudel.

Meanwhile, the election commission of Gauri Shankher Campus in Dolkha postponed the election today after a group of students stole around 80 Identity Cards of the students.