We’ll take no more of YCL excesses, says NSU chief

Kathmandu, June 21:

President of Nepal Students Union (NSU) Pradip Poudel today said his union will not tolerate any more attacks on its leaders and members by the Young Communist League.

“We have been tolerating the excesses of the YCL and requesting them to become responsible citizens. But if it continues, we will retaliate,” Poudel told a press conference here.

The press meet was organised to make public the decisions taken by the central committee meeting held recently.

Reading out the decisions, general secretary of the union Gajendra Bahadur Karki said the union was for complete abolition of monarchy.

The student union has also decided to organise a mass meeting at Basantapur on June 29 as part of a campaign for the constituent assembly election and to oppose anarchy.

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala is scheduled to address the meet. The campaign will then be taken to all 14 zones of the country.

The union said it will also fight for voting rights for the youths who have attained the age of 16 years.

Karki said the properties of the late king Birendra should be utilised in improving the education sector of the country.

He also said that all private hospitals should provide 50 per cent discount to students and the state-owned hospitals should set up non-profit making medical shops on their premises.

He also said the government should provide free education up to the 10th grade with

immediate effect.

For the first time, the student wing of the Nepali Congress (NC) has added three separate central departments to look after issues of students from the Dalit, Madheshi, and Indigenous and Nationalities communities.