National Professors’ Association has padlocked Tribhuvan University since one month. Now another lecturers’ body has warned of a fresh protest. Tribhuvan University Teachers Association (Tuta) on Tuesday issued a five-day ultimatum to the Tribhuvan University management to address the September 25 three-point deal.
Issuing a statement, Tuta warned of protests if the deal is not implemented by Saturday. Tribhuvan University, on September 25, had inked the agreement after they were locked inside their office for more than 28 hours. “We will work wearing black armbands in the first phase and a stern protest will be announced if our demands go unheard,” read the statement.
Similarly Purbanchal University has remained shut for the past three weeks after lecturers launched an agitation protesting the registrar’s appointment.
Lecturers went on a strike in the first week of December demanding that Vice Chancellor Maheshwor Man Shrestha should withdraw the earlier decision of appointing Dr Niraj Pandey and a registrar be appointed from the university itself.
Lecturer’s Association Chairman Sanjesh Prasad Koirala said the agitations will continue unless the vice chancellor scraps his decision.
Meanwhile, the ongoing agitation has not only affected the university’s academic, administration activities but also the already scheduled examinations.
Meanwhile, representatives of major political parties held an interaction meet in Biratnagar yesterday and condemned the appointment of the registrar outside the purbanchal university.
Major parties have expressed their solidarity with the agitation. Describing the agitation as necessary, the parties have warned to intensify the protest to pile pressure on the concerned authority to fulfill their demand.