Posted Date: 30 Jul, 2011
Category: University News
Kanchanpur district bore the brunt as a pressure group enforced a general strike to press for the establishment of a university in the Far-Western Region.
Marketplaces, government offices, educational institutions and businesses downed shutters at the call of the Far-Western University Joint Struggle Committee, which has joined forces with the students, who have been hitting the streets demanding funds and the appointment of officials for the proposed varsity.
Student protesters descended on the East-West Highway in Mahendranagar and briefly took eight vehicles, including a jeep belonging to the Nepal Electricity Authority, under control for defying the strike.
Meanwhile, the struggle committee decided to give continuity to the stir until the government appoints varsity officials. After a meeting, committee coordinator Basudev Bhaisab said panel members will hold talks tomorrow to step up the ongoing agitation. Responding to the government’s reaction that it has earmarked funds for the university, Bhaisab said, “What’s the use of the funds in the absence of varsity officials?”
(Source: The Himalayantimes)