Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SFI members stage protest, want Chandigarh international airport to be named after Bhagat Singh

Chandigarh: Demanding that the name of the international airport be changed to Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport Chandigarh, the Student Federation of India (SFI) today held a protest here. Police used water cannons on the protesters who were marching towards Haryana Vidhan Sabha, near Housing Board light point, leaving one of the agitators injured. One of the members of SFI, Naresh Kumar, was injured when the police personnel of Chandigarh and Haryana police used water cannons and mild lathi-charge for dispersing more than 250 members of SFI. The injured Naresh was rushed to the Civil Hospital, Sector 6.
More than 500 police personnel of the Chandigarh and Haryana police were deployed for preventing the entry of protesters. The protesters had assembled near the Sector 7 roundabout and were stopped at the road separating Sector 7 and Sector 18.
Meanwhile, former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has also called upon the government of India to immediately name the Chandigarh International Airport as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport Chandigarh.
22/03/17 Indian Express