Students protest rising crime

KATHMANDU: Twelve student organisations, affiliated to different political parties, at a joint meeting in the capital on Thursday, expressed their serious concern about the rising crime and vandalism in the education sector.

Student leaders of Nepal Revolutionary Students’ Union, Nepal National Students’ Federation, Tarai Madhes Students’ Front, All Nepal National Free Students’ Union, ANNFSU (Sixth), ANNFSU, All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary, ANNFSU (Unified), Nepal Students’ Union, Nepal Students’ Forum, Students’ Forum and Madhes Students’ Forum attended the meeting that was held at Dillibazaar.

The joint statement, issued after the meeting, condemned vandalism and criminal activities in the education sector. “Recently, two students were brutally killed in Bhaktapur while another shameful incident took place in Tri-Chandra College. We demand that the government form committees to probe into such incidents and provide security to the people and their property,” stated the release.

The student unions demanded the cancellation of Tribhuvan University’s decision to phase out the Proficiency Certificate Level this year. “We will submit memorandum to the Vice Chancellor and the Prime Minister in this regard and if our demands are not addressed, we will publicise the protest programmes,” demanded student leaders.