Thursday, 02 February 2023

At a time when crime and particularly crime against women is on the rise, our brave Com Shakeel sacrificed his life in fighting against the anti-social elements in the capital of the country. Com Shakeel was born on 12th of July 1970 in a lower middleclass family, in Delhi. He came into contact with SFI after joining the Jamia University in 1992-93 academic year for his graduation. He was in a habit of bringing his acquaintances close to the organisation and even brought his brother into the organisation. Both of them together played an important role in SFI's development in Zakir Hussain College of Delhi University. He re-joined the Jamia Millia University in MA Political Sciences just a fortnight before his murder. Com Shakeel a dedicated activist of SFI in Delhi was murdered by anti-social elements on the 14th of October 1996 when he tried to stop them from eve-teasing in the campus of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. On 14th October Com Shakeel, along with his friends was waiting for a U-Special bus, in the university campus. At around 3 PM some youth came on motorcycles and started teasing girls standing there. When Com Shakeel objected to this and asked them to show their identity cards, one of them whipped out a knife and repeatedly stabbed Com Shakeel. Undeterred, Com Shakeel tried to catch the culprits and resisted them bravely. He was rushed to the hospital critically injured but was unable to survive. He succumbed to his injuries an hour later.