Protest News Updates: 8 March 2018

8 March 2018







Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s Bust Vandalised In Kolkata: Shyama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor of the ruling BJP. A bust of BJP icon Syama Prasad Mookerjee was blackened and damaged in Kolkata this morning. The face was blackened and eyes and ears of the bust were damaged, apparently with a hammer, say the police. Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor of the ruling BJP. More on this at:

Protest march to demand scholarship for students: 

Prakash Ambedkar, Baripa Bahujan Mahasangh chief and grandson of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, on Wednesday extended support to the students of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), who have been protesting for the past 15 days. Mr. Ambedkar said Samyak Vidyarthi Andolan, the students’ wing of the Baripa Bahujan Mahasangh, would organise a protest march to the Vidhan Sabha on March 15 to raise the issue of scholarship for students of backward classes. More on this at:

Rajini’s advice to students flunks political test: 

Leaders and observers recall students’ contribution to political movements; say a vibrant democracy needs their active participation.  In a State where a student movement was at the forefront of a regime change in 1967, actor Rajinikanth’s request to Tamil Nadu students on Monday to keep away from politics during their academic life has raised many an eyebrow. Urging the students to focus only on their studies during their college life, the actor said they should restrict themselves to voting. He said this advice would stand even if he launched a party. Read more at:

Farmers unions to Lauch Satyagraha

Various farmers unions on Wednesday decided to launch MSP Satyagraha on March 14 to make agriculturists aware of the losses they incur due to lack of remunerative crop prices and to press for assured Minimum Support Price (MSP). Activists and farmers will travel from mandi (market) to mandi and hold Kisan Darbar to inform farmers about the loot and to raise demand for legal entitlement of fair MSP, according to a release. More on this at:


ICR Staff Reporter

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