Kathmandu: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota on Monday ruled the government to resolve the issues related to the Tribhuvan University.
The Speaker made the ruling after lawmaker Pradeep Gyawali who is also the Deputy Secretary General of CPN-UML drew the attention of the House regarding the problem faced by the oldest public university in the country.
Accusing that hooliganism was rampant in the varsity under the government’s protection, Gyawali demanded that hooliganism should be stopped and asked the Speaker to rule the government to that end. Speaker issued the ruling after UML lawmakers warned that they will not allow the House to run its business.
Speaker Sapkota directed the government to solve the problem immediately, saying that his serious attention has been drawn to the fact that the educational activities of the university have been affected.
Tribhuvan University has demanded the government’s security stating that it has been receiving threats from a student union.
The TU in a statement on Sunday accused the Nepal Students Union, Kirtipur of issuing threats to TU staff, office bearers, and employees and to padlock, vandalize and encircle it. It has also created obstructions in TU’s daily administrative work by barging into the office, it blamed.
“Main administrative building of the central office has been padlocked. As a result, TU’s day-to-day official work has come to a halt. It has appealed to the Ministry of Home Affairs to take necessary action against the group that is trying to take the TU hostage through a padlocking, and manage security personnel and provide security,” it said in the statement.
Similarly, as a result of the padlocking of the account section, TU, college staff, and employees across the country under the TU have been deprived of salaries for two months, according to the statement. Also, retired college staff and employees have also been deprived of pension and gratuity.