New Delhi: Save Sharimala campaign rally was today stooped by right wing and then attacked few activists including 62 year old MH Gandhi from Gujarat and female activist who were particlpating in the rally in support of the Save Sharmila Jan Karavan toDAY AROUND 2:30PM IN Delhi University North Campus Near Faculty of Arts.
Save Sharmila Campaign(SSC) Condemns the attack on actvists by right wing extremist and we would like make it clear that the Save Sharmila campaigner are peace loving and are demanding the government to hear a poet called Irom Sharmila who is fasting for last 10 year and more.
Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign (SSSC) which campaigning nationwide to support the world’s longest hunger strike of Irom Sharmila Chanu a poet in Manipur for repealing AFSPA.
As a part of the campaign SSSC has organized a Srinagar to Imphal- Save Sharmila Jan Karwan (Karavan) covering 10 states with 4500km distance. The karavan started on 16th October from Srinagar. This karavan reached Delhi today(19th October 2011).
A public gathering was held peacefully with the permission of police and the university at the entrance of Delhi University faculty of arts followed by the meeting a process began which was about to probagate about the Save Sharmila Campaign was hindred by few activist belonging to right wing radicals.
But this did not stoopen the peaceful karavans further events.
Around 5:30 a seminar was conducted in IIT main building.
And in the evening around 9;30pm a seminar was held at JNU Kaveri mess to propagate about Save Sharmila Campaign.
The karavan which began from Srinagar has finished covering Jammu, Ludiana, Karnal, Panipat and has reached Delhi it will be going to Aligarh, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Patna, Ranchi, Kolkataka,Guwathi and finally reached Imphal on 27th October.
[box color="green" type="info"]The press release was sent to Kanglaonline.com by Devika Mittal,Shaheen M,Inamul Hassan Coordinator-Delhi Volunteers of ‘SAVE SHARMILA SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN’ (A joint initiative of various organizations & movements). They can be reached at savesharmila[at]gmail[dot]com[/box]