NSU hits streets to protest National Medical Education Bill

NSU, Medical Education Bill

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The Nepal Students Union (NSU) organized demonstrations in front of various colleges in the central capital on Sunday to protest the endorsement of the controversial National Medical Education Bill by the Lower House.

The students’ wing of the main opposition Nepali Congress assembled in front of the Tri Chandra, Pashupati, Gramin Adarsha, Saraswoti and Patan campuses to protest against the passage of the bill.

The NSU has accused the government of the forced endorsement of the document, ignoring the voices of Dr Govinda KC who has long been advocating for reforms in medical education sector.

It has also vented ire at the government for its ‘prejudice’ against two hospitals established in commemoration of two prominent leaders of the NC (party’s former presidents and former prime ministers) Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala.

NSU Kathmandu President Manoj Baidya said the agitation would continue until the bill was withdrawn.

In course of the agitation, police arrested agitating students from several campuses. Meanwhile, Tarun Dal, the young wing of the party, and Women Association have also announced protest programs for today against the bill.

The House of Representatives passed the bill with majority last Friday. RSS