Incident Reports

Health condition of students staging fast on to death remains critical


Karnali, Surkhet, Birendranagar

The health condition of students staging hunger strike with seven points demand remains serious. The students from the engineering department of mid-western University are in hunger strike since June 19 and from July 3 they are in fast on to death strike. The condition of one of the student Roshan Basnet, 23 is said to be serious and he was admitted to Deuti Nursing Home for treatment. 22 years old Ratna Sharma and 23 years old Milan BC is still in fast on to death strike. The students are demanding to make engineering department completely autonomous, provision of golden chance exam and operation of practical classes. Meanwhile, on July 6, Bar Association , Human Rights Organization and INSEChad released a press statement and drawn the serious attention on the serious health condition of students. The statement has demanded to take necessary action to address their demand and save life of students. सुर्खेतको वीरेन्द्रनगरस्थित मध्यपश्चिमाञ्चल (मप) विश्वविद्यालय इन्जिनियरिङ संकायका विद्यार्थीले आमरण असन सुरु गरेका छन् । विभिन्न ७ बुँदे माग राखेर २० दिनदेखि आन्दोलन गर्दै आएको विद्यार्थी संघर्ष समितिले माग पूरा नभएपछि बुधबारदेखि अनसन सुरु गरेको हो । विद्यार्थीहरुले इन्जिनियरिङ संकायलाई स्वायत्त बनाइनुपर्ने, हाइड्रोपावर इन्जिनियरिङ विषयको पूर्ण पाठ्यक्रम उपलब्ध गराउनुपर्ने, गोल्डेन चान्स परीक्षाको व्यवस्था मिलाउनुपर्ने माग राखेका छन् । यस्तै प्रयोगात्मक कक्षा पूर्ण रुपमा सञ्चालन गरिनुपर्ने, १० प्रतिशत विद्यार्थीलाई पूर्ण छात्रबृत्तिको व्यवस्था हुनुपर्ने, लाइब्रेरीमा पुस्तक व्यवस्था गर्नुपर्ने, विषयगत शिक्षकको उचित व्यवस्थापन गर्नुपर्ने माग राखिएको आन्दोलनरत विद्यार्थी सुवास काफ्लेले जानकारी दिए । दैनिक कक्षामा संचालनका क्रममा आवश्यक पर्ने कुराहरुको माग गर्दा समेत विश्वविद्यालय पदाधिकारीहरुले कुनै चासो नदेखाएको भन्दै विद्यार्थीहरुले अनसन सुरु गरेको बताएका छन् । यसअघिको आन्दोलनका क्रममा विद्यार्थीहरुलाई विश्वविद्यालय प्रशासनले प्रहरी लगाएर धरपकड गरेको थियो ।
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Students
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media , INSEC