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ANNISU-R Announces Agitation Plan

Posted by Indian Vanguard on September 20, 2007

THT Online
Kathmandu, September 20

Maoist-affiliated All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) on Wednesday announced an agitation to pressurise the government for the fulfillment of it’s demands.

Issuing a release, president of the ANNISU-R Lekhnath Neupane said the union will organise public hearings at all educational institutions from September 19 till October 3. During the public hearing, the corrupt and mafia present in the education sector will be exposed, Neupane said.

A belly rally will be organised in Baluwatar on September 26, motorcycle rallies in all the cities of the country on September 29 and a nationwide torch rally will be organised on October 3. The ANNISU-R said the students will join the general strike from October 4 to 6, announced by the CPN (Maoist).

ANNISU-R president Neupane, vice-president Ram Deep Acharya and general secretary Himal Sharma will lead the struggle in Kathmandu. Another vice-president Yubaraj Chaulagain will lead the struggle in Biratnagar, Kanchan Khanal in Pokhara, Bindaman Bista in Nepalgunj, Ramesh Malla in Butwal, CP Kadariya at Jhapa, Dinesh Yadav in Janakpur, Suresh Gautam in Chitwan, Anil Sharma in Dang and Narendra Neupane in Dhangadi.

Meanwhile, the Revolutionary Journalists’ Association on Wednesday submitted a 10-point memorandum to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, giving the latter 10 days to meet its demands.

Acting president of the RJA Govinda Acharya said they demanded that action be taken against the murderer of senior journalist Krishna Sen, whereabouts of the missing people be made public, compensation be provided to the journalists injured during the second Jana Andolan, Rs 1 million be provided to the families of the journalists killed during the movement and the recently-promulgated Working Journalists’ Act be enforced immediately.

Acharya said the association will wage a struggle if the government remains indifferent to its demands.
During a corner meeting organised earlier by the association at Maitighar Mandala, president of the Network of Weeklies and Fortnightlies Dev Prakash Tripathee and Ganesh Basnet, general secretary of the Press Chautari Nepal, expressed solidarity with the association’s cause.

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