Students clash again in Pokhara

Pokhara, September 23:

Over a dozen students were hurt when students affiliated to pro-Maoist ANNISU-R and the pro-UML ANNFSU clashed again here today.

The students bodies have clashed several times after a dispute arose during the meeting of the ANNFSU primary committee of the Paschimanchal Engineering Campus on Friday. The ANNISU-R Kaski chairman Nawaraj Bhandari blamed the ANNFSU cadres of beating up ANNISU-R Kaski vice-chairman Dewakhar Bhattarai and a Maoist cadre, Surya Adhikari, at Bagar this morning.

The duo were thrashed while they were walking on the road, Bhandari said, adding that they are undergoing treatment at the Fishtail Hospital.

ANNISU-R cadres Subash Poudel, Govinda KC, Yalina Tamu, Pawan Sitaula, Jeevan Rana, Amrit Ghimire and Binod Lamichhane were beaten up by the police.