Nepal Maoist leader calls back son from China
Kathmandu: A Maoist leader has called
back his son from China, who was studying for MBBS there,
complying with the party decision of not sending their wards
to private institutions or abroad for higher education.
Himal Sharma, president of Maoist affiliated All Nepal
National Free Students Union (Revolutionary) has called back
his son Saral Sharma from China where he was doing his MBBS
for the last six months.
The Maoist party had made a decision that none of the
party's leaders or cadres should either send their children in
private school or abroad for study purposes. However, most of
the Maoist leaders and cadres turned deaf ear to the decision.
However, Sharma has taken a bold decision to call back
his son who is studying medicine for the last six month in
South East University in Nanjing town of China.
Many Maoist leaders have sent their children to
foreign countries for higher studies, according to media
reports here. Sons of Maoist Home Minister Krishna Bahadur
Mahara and the party's spokesman Dinanath Sharma are studying
in China, according to Kantipur daily.
The move by Himal Sharma will certainly put pressure
on other Maoist leaders to call back their sons and daughters
who are currently studying abroad. The Maoist party has also
made a decision that they should not send their children to
private schools within the country.
Instead, they must send their children to either
government school or community schools. In Nepal private
schools are considered to ideal for quality education and
their charges are also higher than government schools.
The Maoists have been frequently organising protests
to shut down all private schools in the country in the pretext
of charging higher tuition fees.