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Patan campus shut down indefinitely after clashes

  

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ANNFSU and ANNISU-R students fighting in front of the police office in Jawalakhel on Wednesday.

RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI

A team of 50 riot police were deployed under Police Inspector not to allow the situation of clashes as students and youths of both sides swarmed the campus.

LALITPUR: Campus administration has closed all educational and administrative activities in Patan Multiple Campus indefinitely due to the tensions emerging after clashes between the CPN-UML affiliated ANNFSU and the UCPN-Maoist sister organisation, ANNISU-Revolutionary, Wednesday afternoon.

Campus Chief Aman Shrestha in a public notice said educational and administrative works cannot be continued as there might be a situation of further clashes between both the student organisations as well as the YCL of the UCPN-Maoist.

The clashes ensued after ANNFSU tried to manhandle Campus Chief Shrestha, saying he came to office even if entry for him was barred to protest commission-seeking in the supermarket of the Campus, staff only taken from the UCPN-Maoist supporters and studies were not effective, and therefore, the clashes occurred in the afternoon.

Although police reached the campus during clashes and arrested 13 of both sides, they released them in the evening. A team of 50 riot police were deployed under Police Inspector not to allow the situation of clashes as students and youths of both sides swarmed the campus.

Police is accused of beating up ANNFSU students after taking them to Metropolitan Police Range, Jawalakhel. Lalitpur Police Chief Rajendraman Shrestha said police only countered when the students manhandled and verbally abused police during integration.

ANNFSU was angered with the Campus Chief after he rejected former FSU President Jhapendra Khatri to work as president as FSU election was postponed last month.


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