SOLIDARITY GATHERING AND MEMORANDUM HANDOVER IN HARYANA, J&K, M.P., U.P. AND NEW DELHI
On the third day of Nationwide event series of protest by Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign, today protest and solidarity gathering were organized at many places.
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Till the time of report,
In New Delhi, many students and teachers turned up for one day fast at Arts faculty of Delhi University. This one day fast was coordinated by Prof V. P. Srivastava and youth activist Himad Peter. Administrations did not permit them to observe fast at Arts faculty and pushed them outside, however on outside, many more joined it and observed one day protest there. Core member Devika Mittal participated along with other volunteers. This gathering was addressed by many intellectuals and senior activists. Senior advocate and activist Prashant Bhushan also participated and addressed the gathering.
In Panipat - Haryana, Deepak Kathuria , social activist, coordinated the solidarity gathering. Students came with posters of global peace activists and revolutionaries such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh and Dalai Lama. Some senior activists addressed the gathering and told about Irom Sharmila and the importance of non violence.
In Srinagar-J&K, Wahid Dar, a youth activist and State Coordinator of J&K Democratic Youth Federation, handed over memorandum to DC, Srinagar. Though the DC office was not ready to accept the memorandum in starting, but later after expressing the concern and its importance they received the memorandum.
In Vidisha-Madhya Pradesh, Arvind Lodhi, a core member of Mission Bhartiyam along with members Ashok Lodhi, Dr Hemant Srivastava and others, submitted a memorandum to District Magistrate.
In Betul-Madhya Pradesh, Mithilesh Pande, a core member of Mission Bhartiyam, tried to submit the memorandum at DM office, but they were not received. In spite of lot of argument and discussions, DM office did not become ready to accept the memorandum. It will be sent through email and speed post now with a complaint copy to District Magistrate as well as Prime Minister of India office directly.
In Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Saeed Khan Falahi, a peace and human rights activist, handedover memorandum to district magistrate. He submitted it with many signatures from supporters. He also narrated the district magistrate that how even the efforts taken in Shahjahanpur will contribute in the struggle to repeal AFSPA and how it is our duty to come forward to save our democratic values.