All Nepal National Free Students Union
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The All Nepal National Free Students Union (Nepali: अखिल नेपाल राष्ट्रिय स्वतन्त्र विद्यार्थी युनियन, abbreviation अनेरास्ववियु) is the politically 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). A section of ANNFSU, which was in favour to support of multi-party democracy instead of Panchayat autocracy regime in Nepal, it established Nepal Progressive Student Union and went in to the people to convince them to cast their votes in favour of multi-party democracy in referendum.
In 1992 a section the students wing of the Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist), the Nepal Progressive students Union, merged with ANNFSU. Kishor Bikram Malla is the current[when?] president of the organization. The vice presidents are Thomas Bastola, Deepak Gautam, Ain Mahar. Nabina Lama is the general secretary and Rashmi Acharya is the treasurer.
In 2013, the Nepal Progressive Student Union became the student wing of Communist Party of Nepal in the name of All Nepal Student Union. Praween Mishra is its coordinator and Deep Nararayan Pathak is the co-coordinator of ANSU.
- 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)
- All Nepal Students Union ANSU (the student wing of the Communist Party of Nepal
- "All Nepal National Free Student's Union - Central Committee". Annfsu.org.np. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2015-07-09.