Manipuri students demonstrate for removal of AFSPA

A large number of Manipuri students studying in Maharaja Sayajirao University in the city on Saturday observed fast.

Updated: Nov 05, 2011, 21:00 PM IST

Vadodara: A large number of Manipuri students studying in Maharaja Sayajirao University in the city on Saturday observed fast, took out a rally and demonstrated demanding the removal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from Manipur.

Priyananda Sharma, a spokesman of the Manipur Students` Union of Baroda said, "Today`s agitation programme is in support of the struggle against AFSPA and to support the cause of Irom Chanu Sharmila in her 11-year old struggle."

He said it was a part of a nationwide campaign being carried out today by the `Save Democracy, Repeal AFSPA Group`.
Padmini, a first year student of Arts Faculty said, "We are supporting Sharmila who has been on a hunger strike completing 11 years of her struggle today,".

PTI