ANNISU-R, APEIN call off strikes in schools
The ruling UCPN (Maoist) affiliated All Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) and the Association for Private Educational Institutions Nepal (APEIN) have withdrawn their all protest programmes after a four-point agreement on Monday.
The two sides agreed to call off their strikes and help create conducive environment for smooth operation of educational institutions from Tuesday during talks held in the presence of Education Ministry joint secretary Mahashram Sharma.
As per the agreement, the Goldengate College administration will withdraw the case filed against six cadres of the ANNISU-R and rustication issued to two of its students while the ANNISU-R will compensate for the loss it caused to the college.
The Goldengate college had filed a case against six persons, including two of its students accusing them of setting fire to its bus on February 28.
Similarly, they also agreed to form a nine-member committee led by Sharma to study the cases of frequent attacks on private educational institutions.
APEIN had called nationwide closure of private schools and colleges on Sunday, demanding security and action against those involving in arson and vandalism. The ANNISU-R's cadres had torched and vandalised properties of six private schools across the country including Goldengate.
Few days ago, ANNISU-R cadres had sent Goldengate's bus into flames at Soyambhu, Kathmandu, for not being allowed to form its committee in the college.
Similarly, ANNISU-R had called nationwide shutdown strike on Monday in response to APEIN's strike the previous day. nepalnews.com