People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 39

September 30, 2012


SFI Demands Arrest of

ABVP Goons for Com Rohitís Murder


The    central executive committee of the Studentsí Federation of India has issued the following press statement on September 26, 2012


THE central executive committee of the Studentsí Federation of India salutes the brave martyr Comrade Rohit, who was killed today by the ABVP goons in the Chakmoh College of Hamirpur District in Himachal Pradesh. Comrade Rohit was a second year student of B.Com. Hons and was instrumental in ensuring SFIís victory in two seats in the recently held studentsí union elections. On last Saturday, he had stopped these ABVP goons from harassing a fellow girl student of the college; upon which these goons had warned him that he would be killed. On September 26, at around 10:30 in the morning, they entered the college with arms and killed Comrade Rohit, cutting short a brave, valiant and promising life, which in itself reflects everything that SFI stands for.


This incident is not merely an isolated case of violence, rather its part of the long chain of repeated incidents in the last five years in which ABVP has acted in perfect conglomeration   with the BJP government of the state and the police administration, which has been busy aiding the parishadís politics of violence. Hundreds of SFI cadres have bravely faced the brunt of these attacks and the victimisation. Numerous others have had to face the false cases and academic victimisation, yet the white flag with the red star continues to fly high in the hill state of Himachal. This has been possible only due to the courage and sacrifice of comrades such as Rohit, who chose the slogan of Independence, Democracy and Socialism over their own lives. We dip our banner in respect of this brave comrade and promise to carry forward the task for which he gave away his life.


The Himachal Pradesh state Committee of SFI has given call for a state wide strike in the colleges and campuses, demanding immediate arrest of the ABVP goons who were behind Rohitís murder and Rs 25 lakh compensation for his family. The CEC also called for protest actions on September 27, in campuses and units across the country in solidarity with the valiant struggle of the Himachal comrades.