|Nepal Student Union (NSU) activists staging demonstration in front of Trichandra College, Kathmandu, demanding action against those attacking NSU central member Bhim Gurung and others inside the campus premises, on Monday, July 06 09. NSU has said cadres of the UML-affiliated ANNFSU were involved in the attack yesterday. nepalnews.com/ANA|
The college had turned into a battleground Sunday afternoon with NSU and ANNFSU cadres engaging in violent clashes over the tender for construction of a building in the campus. Police had to fire four rounds of bullets into the air to control the situation. Both the student groups have blamed each other for provocation.
The situation is tense in front Tri Chandra College and few other colleges in Kathmandu on Monday with students burning tires, shouting slogans and obstructing traffic. A large number of security personnel have been deployed in front of the colleges. Sunday’s clash started after a group of NSU supporters tried to prevent an ANNFSU team from registering the tender for construction new rooms at the Chemistry Building. But, NSU has said ANNFSU students attacked its cadres when they were going to register the tender.
The students also torched chief's room and vandalised the office of the Free Students Union (FSU). Eyewitnesses said some students were brandishing swords and knives.
Bhim Singh Gurung, a central member of NSU, has been seriously injured in the clash. NSU has claimed he was was shot by the ANNFSU students. nepalnews.com