Six persons, including Prakash Chand, son of Netra Bikram Chand Biplob, a leader of the government-banned Communist Party of Nepal, have been arrested in Chitwan.
Nepal Police said that they were taken into custody while performing demonstrations in front of Chitwan Medical College.
The students of the medical college have been protesting for the past nine days, putting different demands.
Prakash Chand is his student there.
Why the movement?
Protesters have accused the Chitwan Medical College of taking more than the amount demanded and demanded that the money be refunded.
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In addition, there is a demand for proper salary arrangements for trainee practitioners who are doing internships after four years of study.
According to the Medical Education Struggle Committee, 5 percent of the scholarship provided by the Medical Education Act has been ensured through the Common Entrance Examination.
They also demand that the patients come to the hospital to be given an experimental examination to end the condition of the student seeking them.
The movement was led by Prakash Chand.
The students have accused the police of interfering in peaceful protests.
But police said the protesters were arrested as the agitation would affect the security of the hospital.
Superintendent of Police Dan Bahadur Malla said, “The arrest has been made to prevent damage to the hospital.”
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He is also the general secretary of the party’s health organization banned by the Prakash Chand government.
In a special interview given to BBC Nepali a few months ago, he quit his father’s movement and came to the mainstream of politics in the current situation, but said that he would not accept it.
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“At this stage, we should not come to the mainstream in this situation. We will not accept that even though the rebellion has brought the mainstream, it has become a matter of liberation or death of 300 million Nepalese people, despite my family as a family,” he said.
What does the Medical College say?
Chitwan Medical College issued a statement saying that some of the students’ leaders threaten using inappropriate language.
“In the name of agitation, irresponsible and illegal acts are taking place, such as hooliganism in the hospital, obstruction of service delivery, trying to create a difficult situation.”
The college also urged all the political parties in the district to play a constructive role in solving the problems of the society’s intellectuals, professionals and journalists.