Teendhara Pathshala hostel evacuated

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 24:

The Balmeeki Campus administration and the Kathmandu district administration office today evacuated the Teendhara Sanskrit Pathshala Hostel after the 24-hour ultimatum issued by the hostel management committee ended today. The action was taken after some students manhandled Shivaraj Subedi, the hostel superintendent on Friday. A total of 64 students were staying in the hostel which has a capacity for 106 students with 55 rooms. The campus administration had thrown out 13 students from the hostel a month ago saying they had violated the hostel rules. MSU provides two pair of clothes to every hosteliers every year and covers all the expenses of the students. DK Khanal, a MA second year students at Balmeeki Campus who was staying in the hostel since he was in the eighth grade, said, the campus decision to remove students from the hostel affected the students who were preparing for the examination.

“Most of the students have no place to go,” said Sunil Khanal from Chitwan. Meanwhile, the campus administration in a press release issued here today said it has called students to apply for staying the hostel. “The selection procedures will be done at the earliest,” the release said. Refuting the allegations by the campus administration, Nishal Adhikary, chairman

of Student Working Committee said that it was just a ploy to throw all the students. Nepal Students Union today condemned the act and demanded the campus administration to let the hosteliers return or they would launch strong protest programmes. Some 30-35 students are forcefully staying inside the hostel and are being surrounded by police, Balmiki Campus free students union president Laxman Aryal said.