The Far Western University Central Office is facing disruptions in its regular operations due to a weeklong lockout. The All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), affiliated with the CPN (UML), and the National Democratic Students Union (NDSU), affiliated with the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, have padlocked the University’s central office in Mahendranagar to put forward various demands.

Santosh Bishta, the University Information Officer, mentioned that the lockout has adversely affected the daily functioning of the University. Despite attempts to initiate discussions, talks have yet to occur to resolve the lockout since it began on July 17.

Deepak Raj Awasthi, the Joint Secretary of the ANNFSU Far Western University Organizing Committee, stated that they have implemented an indefinite lockout at the University’s Central Office. Their decision to padlock the office comes after the University administration did not address their demands, even after a week of the lockout. Awasthi expressed their readiness to dialogue if the University calls for it.

The demands put forth by ANNFSU include nine points, such as the implementation of an agreement reached between the student union and the University in January, progress in appointing teachers needed for the Faculty of Humanities, the construction of a hostel, and the cessation of university teachers teaching in private colleges.


With inputs from RSS