HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
ANUJ BIDVE VIGIL SALFORD
 

Star date: 3rd January 2012

HUNDREDS ATTEND CANDLE LIT VIGIL FOR ANUJ BIDVE

Last night hundreds of people attended the candle-lit vigil for Anuj Bidve, the Indian student who was murdered on Ordsall Lane on Boxing Day. The hour long ceremony was held in silence other than prayers, as people from all over the country paid respects.

Full story, interviews and photos here…


Anuj Bidve Vigil Salford Anuj Bidve Vigil Salford Anuj Bidve Vigil Salford
Anuj Bidve Vigil Salford Anuj Bidve Vigil Salford Anuj Bidve Vigil Salford
Anuj Bidve Vigil Salford
click image to enlarge

Last night a media circus descended on Salford yet again as tv cameras, reporters and photographers from all over the world jostled with hundreds of people who came to Ordsall Lane to show quiet respect for Anuj Bidve, the student from Pune who was brutally shot dead on Boxing Day morning as he walked with friends from Trafford Road into Manchester town centre.

Candles were lit, prayers were said and respect was paid by people from all over the country, as well as many Ordsall residents. Local dignitaries, including Salford Council Leader John Merry and LibDem leader Norman Owen, the Mayor and Mayoress, the Bishops of Lancaster and Bolton, and local councillors also attended.

Shock, horror and disbelief was the overall feeling, particularly from the Ordsall community still coming to terms with the apparent indiscriminate shooting. One person holding a lit up placard reading `Racist Murder, Never Again' was told in no uncertain terms to remove it by local people arguing that it could have been `anyone, anywhere'.

The Salford Star spoke to international Vietnamese student Tahm Ha, who saw the killing on the BBC news and was horrified to hear that it happened outside the window of her Ordsall flat…

"I wasn't here at the time but I heard about it from my flatmate and the BBC news" she said "I was surprised and scared, I knew it was in Salford but not outside my window. I've lived here for seven months as an international student and I've never had any problems.

"A few days before this happened me and three other Vietnamese friends went to town and came home quite late, so we were scared thinking about that" she added "But usually everyone's fine around here. Now some of my friends have advised me to move…"

As the killing moves down the news agenda to be overtaken by horrors in other parts of the country, the community is left to pick up the pieces and hope that a return to the gun ridden headlines of 1992 doesn't become a fixture of the area.

Vigil photographs by Albert Spiby

 


 

caroline wrote
at 5:18:10 AM on Thursday, January 5, 2012
candle lit vigel..nice thing to do..But it can happen anywere..When a persons mind hears only rubbish...such as they are taking our jobs..sorry my son did not get a job till he was 21 years old..We do not no what was in his mind to do such a terrable thing..it is only clear he was sick in his mind..and a fine young man lost his life because of it..let us hpoe it is not s.lawrance again.
 
Tony wrote
at 12:56:55 PM on Wednesday, January 4, 2012
RIP Anju. Let us prove that most Salfordians are better than this!
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD APARTMENTS RE-BRANDED GREENGATE MANCHESTER AFTER AVOIDING £2MILLION FEES
The people who live in these luxury living gated community city centre flats or whatever they are called have to live somewhere.Ap... [more]
article: 91% OF SALFORD UNIVERSAL CREDIT CLAIMANTS IN ARREARS WITH CITY WEST
Mystic Meg looks at Rayofsunshine with pity in her warm, green eyes before: "Ray, you sound like a good kid, but you need to grow... [more]
article: SALFORD APARTMENTS RE-BRANDED GREENGATE MANCHESTER AFTER AVOIDING £2MILLION FEES
The question as already been asked but can someone answer???? what is affordable to the average man or women within this city. For... [more]
article: CHEK WHYTE THIRTY MILLION POUND DEBT
too many comments about chek whyte ,not nice ones either,he is here in moffat conning a lot of people,?... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL AJ BELL STADIUM WORTH £6.5MILLION DESPITE OVER £24MILLION PUBLIC LOANS
bob the regular- so you would rather it go bust and we get nothing back? or would you rather it be sold and at least get £9m back?... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD APARTMENTS RE-BRANDED GREENGATE MANCHESTER AFTER AVOIDING £2MILLION FEES

Star date: 23rd January 2018

£2MILLION FEE AVOIDANCE, £35MILLION OF PUBLIC MONEY, AND THEN APARTMENT BLOCKS MOVED TO 'MANCHESTER'

 A huge 'luxury' apartment block which avoided almost £2million in fees to Salford City Council, plus around 100 affordable properties, and then got a £35million subsidy from the Government as it changed ownership for £110million, has branded itself 'Greengate Manchester'.

Full details here...

SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL CONTINUES WITH JUST ONE AFFORDABLE PROPERTY OUT OF 196

Star date: 22nd January 2018

WHEN IS THIS SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL GOING TO END?

The planning panel of councillors for Salford City Council will be probably rubber stamping yet another huge development in Ordsall this week – two blocks of 'luxury' apartments, up to nine storeys high, off Ordsall Lane and Dyer Street.

From 196 properties being proposed by Selectric Investments Ltd, just one will be affordable, thanks to official Salford Council policy.

Full details here...

JOE O’BYRNE WINS SALFORD STAR AWARD FOR BEST PLAY

Star date: 21st January 2018

THE HAUNTING OF BLAINE MANOR WINS BEST PLAY

Last year, the Salford Star asked its readers to nominate winners in four categories reflecting Salford's cultural delights – Best Night, Best Performer, Best Play and Best Band.

From the shortlist, Live Events Editor, Ian Leslie, together with Salford Star staff, have decided the worthy winner of the first Salford Star Award for Best Play is The Haunting of Blaine Manor by Joe O'Byrne – a horror masterclass!

Full details here...

GREENPEACE PENGUINS HIT MANCHESTER TO PROTECT ANTARCTIC

Star date: 21st January 2018

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT PENGUIN HOME

A waddle of Greenpeace penguins paraded in Castlefield, Manchester, yesterday, joining a worldwide awareness raising day about the need for the world's largest protected area to be created in the Antarctic Ocean.

Full details here...

EVIDENTLY WINS SALFORD STAR AWARD FOR BEST REGULAR EVENT

Star date: 21st January 2018

SALFORD STAR AWARDS SEE EVIDENTLY TRIUMPH

Last year, the Salford Star asked its readers to nominate winners in four categories reflecting Salford's cultural delights – Best Event, Best Performer, Best Play and Best Band.

From the shortlist, Live Events Editor Ian Leslie, together with Salford Star staff, have decided the worthy winner of the first Salford Star Award for Best Regular Event is Evidently, the top spoken word night at the Eagle Inn.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx