NE Students supporting Irom Sharmila gets stone pelting at Delhi

By- Correspondent | Date- October 20, 2011


Students, mostly from the states of North East India were injured yesterday when pelted with stones at the north campus of Delhi University.

This happened when a large number of students joined the Save Sharmila Solidarity Group, supporting Irom Sharmila at the north campus of Delhi University as a part of the Srinagar-to-Imphal Yatra demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

As per reports received, miscreants created nuisance at the rally when it reached the north campus of Delhi University, pelting stones and even tomatoes. Several students sustained injuries in incidents of stone pelting.

It was also accused that in spite of information provided, the Delhi police arrived late in the scene and did not make any arrest of the culprits but instead denied permission to hold the peaceful democratic rally any further.

It is to be mentioned that the 4,500 km long Srinagar-to-Imphal Yatra is being carried out to gain popular momentum to repeal the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) applicable in the north eastern states. The rally is being joined by several social activists of national fame such as Medha Patkar, Magsaysay Award winner Sandeep Pandey, National Alliance of People’s Movement leader Faisal Khan, Irom Sharmila’s brother Irom Singhajit and Parveena Ahangar of the Association of Disappeared Persons.

The movement is expected to gain more momentum and garner immense popular support as it enters the north east region.

3 Responses to "NE Students supporting Irom Sharmila gets stone pelting at Delhi"

  1. Debashree alias Sumi B Raja  October 20, 2011 at 01:11 PM

    Do the activists have any message to the patriotic activities like the bombarding at guwahati on 30 oct? By keeping quit on the violence activities of the patriot militants which is the cause of afspa, do u support their violence activities? By doing so u r only trying to protect human right only for a particular section people at the cost of other section. What type of solutiön do u favour for the region? Do u advocate peace and prosperity for the region or something other? If so, whats ur message to the militants”

  2. Ehmxi  October 22, 2011 at 03:02 PM

    ‘NE Students’ ??

    Wrong there and misleading…the are all Meiteis hailing from the Imphal valley…nary one soul from the hills of ‘Manipur’

  3. Ranjan Kumar Baruah  October 31, 2011 at 04:05 PM

    I am just giving my response to this two person who have commented here. I am against AFSPA that means I want this act must be repealed at the same time I am against any person who are against the humanity be it here or anywhere. AFSPA is not a solution to stop insurgency else everything could have been alright as it started since 1958 in the NE Region. Its an issue for all the people in N E region.


    Ranjan Kumar Baruah


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