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.