Two weeks had already passed, but still I haven’t seen any sign of re-opening of Kathmandu University (KU).
Instead of dialog, all responsible parties/groups are busy in releasing Press Release. Seems, Neither KU Administration is taking this issue seriously nor protestors. And as a result, KU has been padlocked since 18days and 1700+ students are suffering from this. I've not heard of any kind of dialog between KU administration and protestors. It’s too pathetic that concerned authorities are not taking this issue seriously. Didn’t they know that, KU has been padlocked since from 18 days and we are in semester system?
On 2nd March Students affiliated to UCPN-Maoist shutdown KU by posting Press release on behalf of their student wings saying, “election procedures is biased”.
After 3 days, on 5th March KU published an Urgent Notice in National Daily ‘Kantipur’ by saying, ‘if protestors will not open KU, then KU will take necessary action’ as a response to Students affiliated to UCPN-Maoist.
But protesting group, Students affiliated to UCPN-Maoist did not called off their strike. At that time, I’ve heard that KU administration was talking with UCPN-Maoist Student Leaders. And it is believed that, after dialog with UCPN-Maoist student leaders, KU has reached to the conclusion to dismiss the election results. Then again, KU has released a notice by saying, ‘election was suspended’.
After a 2nd notice of Kathmandu University, Students affiliated to UCPN-Maoist called off their strike. But at the same time, elected Student Welfare Council (SWC) released a press statement saying, ‘KU should take their decision back of suspending election’. They also blamed that, ‘KU was politically biased to Students affiliated to UCPN-Maoist and its unacceptable’.
Then, newly elected SWC shutdown KU by asking KU Administration to ‘take the decision back’. As a consequences KU was padlocked and again Students were suffered.
Meanwhile another student group arise with peaceful signature campaign like "Re-opening Kathmandu University" to give pressure on KU and protestors to re-open University.
Few days ago, locals have also asked to reopen KU by issuing a press statement. In a statement they have given ultimatum to reopen KU otherwise they are going to shutdown KU again.
These places used to be crowded all the time.
When Will KU Re-Open? – Shekhar KC
काठमाडौं विश्वविद्यालय र विद्यार्थी राजनीति – Amol Acharya