TU calls NSU for talks

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 27:

With the objective of ending an impasse between students and the Tribhuvan University (TU), the latter has invited the Nepal Students’ Union (NSU) for talks tomorrow.

The NSU had padlocked the principal’s office on June 17 as the principal’s office could not meet the demands forwarded by the students on June 6.Among others, the students had urged the principal’s office to supply drinking water, electricity and provide telephone services in the hostel.

Dr Hira Bahadur Maharjan, principal at the TU, hoped that tomorrow’s talks will be final as efforts will be made to meet the students’ demands. “Previous talks could not be conclusive because students used to come up with new demands during the talks,” said Dr Maharjan. He said preparations had been made to install telephone services at the hostel. “The TU is doing everything to facilitate the students,” he said, calling on the students to soften up.

Pranay Singh (Munna), chairman of the NSU unit (TU), said the NSU had padlocked the principal’s office as the TU could not meet the students’ demands. “The TU had made an agreement with the students bodies to raise the hostel fees after increasing facilities at the hostel, but it unilaterally increased the fees without providing facilities,” a press release issued today by the NSU said.

However, Dr Maharjan said: “The hostel fees had been increased with the consent of the students’ bodies.” The NSU also condemned the TU for keeping mum over the deployment of security personnel on the campus premises.