Kavre, January 22
The central office of Kathmandu University padlocked by agitated professors and employees is not likely to be lifted till next week.
The agitating side has padlocked the dean’s office, the office of the examination control, technical training centre, administrative building and other major service points in the KU since January 1. The agitators resorted to locking up the university’s main buildings noting that their demands had not been met.
Agitating KU University Teachers Association and Employees’ Association on Tuesday had announced to put off the protest programmes after the KU administration expressed readiness to involve representatives from associations in the special assembly scheduled for January 27 and address their demands in the assembly. Issuing a joint press release, the association had noted that they have adjourned the protest programme to create an environment for resolving the problem.
However, the padlock would not be lifted now, says chairperson of employees association Surendra KC. “We will remove the padlock only after our demands are addressed through the assembly,” he says. The protesting group, however, would allow the university administration to take out necessary documents from the office for the assembly purpose, he says.
Published on January 22nd, Wednesday, 2020 3:51 PM