People's Democracy

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


No. 14

April 07, 2013


SFI Protests against the

Murder of Com Sudipta Gupta


THE Delhi State committee of the studentsí Federation of India organised a militant protest at Banga Bhawan on April 4, 2013 against the cold blooded murder of Comrade Sudipta Gupta, state committee member of the West Bengal state committee in police custody. A large number of protesters marched inside the premises of the Banga Bhavan, breaking barricades, as well the locked gates. Angry protesters sloganeered inside the building for more than half hour, after which a public meeting was organised. Sitaram Yechury, former all India president of SFI speaking in the meeting demanded immediate constitution of a judicial enquiry committee to look into the matter. This incident was not a one off case of police brutality, rather it shows the deterioration of law and order, and the continuous assault on democracy and democratic institutions in last two years, since the Mamata Banerjee led government came to power in the state. There have been more than 600 instances of attacks on elected studentsí unions and student activists. Sunand , CEC member of the SFI also spoke. Delhi state committee thanked the other organisations like DYFI, JMS, as well the JNUSU representatives who were present there in solidarity.