Students continue stir against fuel price hike
Students affiliated to various political parties staged a sit-in demonstrations at the main entrance of the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) at Babarmahal in Kathmandu to protest latter's September 10 decision to hike prices of petroleum products.
Students aligned with All Nepal National Independent Students Union (Revolutionary), All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), Nepal Students' Union (NSU) and other students - who have formed a Joint Students Union - staged the protest demonstrations calling for withdrawal of the fuel price hike.
The Joint Students' Union has been holding phase-wise protest programmes against the hike in prices of petroleum products since September 11. The second phase of protests started from September 25.
The leaders of the students’ union have warned that they will intensify their protests if the government continues to turn a deaf ear to their demand of revoking the hike in prices of fuel.
Previously, the student groups had barred staff of NOC from entering their office in the capital and also prohibited gas stations in Kathmandu Valley from selling petrol and diesel for three days. Nepalnews.com