All Nepal National Free Students Union
The All Nepal National Free Students Union (Nepali: अखिल नेपाल राष्ट्रिय स्वतन्त्र विद्यार्थी युनियन, abbreviation अनेरास्ववियु) is the political based student organization in Nepal. The ANNFSU was founded in 1965. The original ANNFSU was later divided along ideological lines, and there are several organisations that emerged from it. The main ANNFSU grouping today is politically tied to the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist). But the abbreviation can be used to denote as a whole communist students organization in Nepal. The letter or word at the end defines particular communist group.For example: ANNFSU-R for Maoists, ANNFSU(Fifth) for Maxist-Leninist. As well as declaring itself a legitimate and independent students' organisation of all progressive, democratic and patriotic students of Nepal, the mainstream ANNFSU is currently a member of the World Federation of Democratic Youth.
The organisation was founded in 1965, and was associated with the pro-China trend of the Nepalese communist movement. ANNFSU did however remain as a united organisation, in spite of various splits amongst the radical communists. The ANNFSU gained prominence as an activist movement in a period when large sections of the established communist movement remained in jail.
In 1979 ANNFSU was split. One section would be known as ANNFSU (Fifth) (which was tied to the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist-Leninist)) and the other grouping became known as ANNFSU (Sixth) (which was connected to the Communist Party of Nepal (Fourth Convention)). The former group is the current mainstream ANNFSU connected to CPN(UML).
Madhav Dhungel is the current president of the organization. The vice presidents are Bhim Rai, Laxman Lamshal, Nabina Lama, Nawaraj Paudel and Sudhir Shah. Kishor Bikram Malla is the general secretary and Deepak Gautam is the treasurer.
- Nepal Revolutionary Students' Union (the student wing of the Nepal Workers' and Peasants' Party)
- All Nepal National Free Students Union (Unified) (the student wing of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unity Centre-Masal))
- Nepal Progressive Student Federation (the student wing of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist))
- All Nepal National Free Students Union (Revolutionary) (the student wing of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)