TU brass flushes boarders from Kanti hostel

Kathmandu, August 7:

The Tribhuvan University today evacuated Kanti Hostel totally, according to its notice served on August 4. A total of 119 students residing in Kanti Hostel were evicted. On July 31, 103 students who had finished their course but were doing thesis were flushed out by the police.

The forcible evacuation of boarders also led to a fracas among the Nepal Students’ Union, Free Students’ Union and TU brass.

TU principal Dr Hira Bahadur Maharjan said the varsity would admit students as per re-listing from tomorrow.

“Students claiming there is a bias in the re-listing should produce proof of it,” said Dr Maharjan.

Earlier, a central committee meeting of three student bodies directed local level units at the TU to stop all protest activities and defer agitations for re-listing of the Kanti Hostel evacuation for at least four days till the next round of meeting.

Ram Kumar Basnet, acting president of ANNFSU; Kishor Singh Rathore, president of Nepal Students’ Union (NSU) affiliated to NC(D) and Keshav Singh, president of NSU had agreed not to prolong the conflict, as it would affect the eight students’ union alliance.

Meanwhile, a tussle between NSU and ANNFSU turned nasty when the latter took up the issue of the torching of the FSU office on Friday.

According to NSU sources, ANNFSU leaders thrashed Bhim Shrish, vice-president of the NSU TU committee, and Lal Prasad Kafle and Jeev Lal Kharal.

NSU sources said dozens, including Shailendra Chapagain and Krishna Acharya, were injured today during the clash with ANNFSU members at TU.

Rampaging NSU men then vandalised a government vehicle at Maitidevi.