The central office of Far Western University (FWU) has been inaccessible for 38 consecutive days, with the offices of the controller and deputy controller of examinations being padlocked for the past 22 days.

The Rastriya Prajatantrik Student Union, affiliated with the Rastriya Prajatantra Party, initiated this action, demanding an end to the practice of political influence in the appointment of university officials and faculty members.

Similarly, a student union associated with the CPN (Unified Socialist) enforced the lockdown in protest against what they considered “repeated” questions in sociology faculty examinations.

This extended lockdown has severely disrupted the university’s operations. While the Unified Socialist-affiliated student union has agreed to lift the lockdown, other student unions are still protesting, causing significant disruptions to university activities, as reported by the university administration.

Despite multiple rounds of discussions with the protesting parties, a consensus has proven elusive. The protesters have demanded the annulment of appointments in central departments, including campus chiefs. However, the university asserts that these appointments followed established procedures and cannot be revoked.

Prem Rawal, President of the Rastriya Prajatantrik Students Union at FWU, stated that their primary objective is to end the practice of political influence within the university.

Prior to this recent one, the university experienced a nine-month-long lockdown.


With inputs from RSS