Sanothimi Campus turns a battlefield

BHAKTAPUR: Sanothimi Campus turned into a battlefield when two  students’ organizations clashed regarding a week-long sports taking place in the campus from Thursday.

As many as 12 students leaders and cadres from both the sides were injured after a dispute between the groups led by ANNISU (Revolutionary) and Nepal Students’ Union and ANNFSU took a nasty turn.

The students groups were divided over the issue related to the Martyrs Weekly Sports-2069, which the Free Students’ Union of the Campus is organizing from February 28 to March 6, 2013.

The dispute emerged when ANNISU and Campus claimed that the FSU will solely organize the sports event whereas NSU and ANNFSU stood for organizing the event on joint venture of students’ organizations.

The dispute that surfaced at 7.30 am turned to a scuffle at 7.45 this morning, said the students unions.

ANNFSU central member Santosh Khadka said the student leaders and cadres of NSU and ANNFSU were wounded in the attack by ANNISU (R) activists this morning.

He also accused the ANNISU (R) activists entered the classrooms and assaulted on students on the basis of their ideology.

The ANNISU (R) cadres equipped with baton, iron rod and sharp weapons bounced on innocent cadres of NSU and ANNFSU in course of the talks being held with them, said Bikas Thapa of NSU.

Thapa accused the police of being mute spectator when the weapon-studded activists of ANNISU (R) brazenly assaulted on NSU and ANNFSU activists in a ruthless manner.

The injured including Khadka of ANNFSU and Satish Shrestha of NSU are being treated in nagarik Hospital in Gaththaghar, Thapa told media.

On the other, ANNISU-R central member Subas Dhakal said both the sides engaged in a brawl when NSU and ANNFSU cadres opted to disrupt the weeklong sports events organized by FSU.

Security personnel have been mobilized in the campus premises to avert any untoward incidents in the campus.