Widespread protest against murder

The murder of Abhimanyu, a Students Federation of India (SFI) activist, on the Maharaja’s College campus in Ernakulam on Sunday midnight has evoked widespread criticism.

The SFI staged marches and boycotted classes on campuses across the district on Monday. The district committee of the SFI took out a march in the city from the Malabar Christian College campus to the S.K. Square at S.M. Street. District president T. Athul was present.

Meanwhile, other student organisations have condemned the incident. In a press release, Campus Front has sought an independent probe into the murder. Campus Front State secretariat said the SFI was trying to create martyrs and gain political mileage. They alleged that the SFI was denying other student organisations to work on the campus.

The Solidarity Youth Movement said the murder would neutralise efforts to democratise college campuses. P.M. Salih, president of the outfit, blamed the reported political violence prevalent in colleges for the incident.

The Samastha Kerala Sunni Students Federation sought a code of conduct for students on campuses and claimed that students were becoming pawns of those trying to divide society in the name of religion. The federation sought to isolate student organisations indulging in violence in the name of religion.

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