Manipuri students demonstrate for removal of AFSPA
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Last Updated: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 21:00
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,".


First Published: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 21:00

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