Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rally to oust Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rookmangad Katawal.

Cadres of the ruling Unified CPN (Maoist) have demonstrated in Kathmandu to support the government's plan to sack army chief Rookmangad Katawal, Tuesday afternoon.

Maoist cadres representing its sister organisations rallied from various parts of the capital before they converged at Ratna Park. The cadres shouted slogans demanding the removal of CoAS Katawal from his position.

Leaders of student, labour and other organisations affiliated to the Maoists addressed an assembly organised after the rally. About 5000 Maoist cadres participated in the rallies and the assembly. Traffic was adversely affected in various parts of the capital due to the rallies.

Meanwhile, Maoist-affiliated student organisation ANNISU-Revolutionary has shut down all colleges affiliated to Tribhuvan University in the country protesting against the recent fee hikes announced by the university.

Teaching learning activities could not take place due to the closure.

Earlier, ANNISU-R had padlocked administration buildings of TU affiliated colleges demanding the university to withdraw the fee hikes

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