Police and students clash in front of Tri-Chandra Campus, few injured

petroleum products price hike

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: A few were injured when the police and the Students Union aligned with the left alliance clashed in front of Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus in Jamal on Tuesday.

The Students were protesting against the government’s recent decision to hike the price of petroleum products. The students had also burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to protest the price hike.

Meanwhile, the police had intervened and lobbed two cells of tear gas to disperse the crowd.  A few were injured during the clash including student leader Mahesh Bartaula. Bartaula has been taken to hospital for treatment.

Nepal Oil Corporation on Monday increased the price of petroleum products: by one rupee per liter in petrol, diesel and kerosene; Rs 25 in per LPG cylinder and Rs 3 per liter in aviation fuel.

With the new adjustments, petrol will cost Rs 102 per liter, diesel and kerosene Rs 89 per liter and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) Rs 1375 while turbine fuel will cost Rs 90 per liter for domestic airlines.

It has been the third time the NOC has increased the price of petroleum products since the completion of House of Representatives and Province Assembly elections. The Corporation had increased the price on December 8 and December 19.

Photos: Mukunda Kalikote