Limbuwan strike enters Day 3

DAMAK: Studies in higher secondary schools and campuses in the eastern region were hit hard as the educational strike called by Sanghiya Students Union (SSU) entered its third day on Tuesday.

SSU affiliated to the Federal Limbuwan State Council- Palungwa has called the strike demanding proportional system in the elections of the Free Students Union in the campuses. It is also demanding that one of its activists killed in the course of the FSU election last year be declared a martyr and compensation to his family.

SSU activist Manil Tamang was killed in police firing during the FSU election in Dhulabari Campus, Jhapa last year. The SSU, in a press statement, stated that a proportional system should be adopted in the FSU election on all campuses.

The SSU called the educational strike in Jhapa, Morang, Terathum, Panchthar, Taplejung, Dhankuta, Ilam, Sankhuwasaba and Sunsari in the eastern region.

The organisation has threatened to continue the strike indefinitely if their demands are not fulfilled.

However it has called off the indefinite Limbuwan region general strike that was scheduled to begin from today.