People's Democracy

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


No. 41

October 13, 2013





SFI Condemns Attack on Studentsí Union Office in HPU


THE central executive committee of the Studentsí Federation of India has condemned the attack by RSS-ABVP on the studentís union office of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla on October 2, yet again showing the values which they represent. In a statement issued on October 3, it said seven students, including elected vice-president of the studentsí union (SCA), Gopal Singh and the secretary of the SFI HPU unit, Hoshiyar singh and state joint secretary, Vivek Rana have been critically injured in this attack. Among these seven students, five  are state committee members of the SFI. Armed with khukri and iron rods, RSS-ABVP lumpens attacked the union office around 8:30 am and indiscriminately started attacking whosoever was present there. All the students are now admitted in the IGMC hospital, Shimla and particularly Gopal continues to be in a very critical condition, with serious head injuries and deep cuts on both his hands.


This attack comes barely a day after the brave, young 18-year old Comrade Sajin Shahul succumbed to similar attack by the communal forces in Kerala. At a time, when throughout the country attempts are being made to step up the communal polarisation, the SFI is steadfastly resisting every such attempt and that is why SFI activists are facing the brunt of such attacks, the statement said. At a time when attempts are being made to re-write the history and ruin the future, the SFI activists have resolved to remain true to their tradition - the tradition of unflinching and uncompromising struggle for the secular values.