JNU unstable amid missing student ‘Najeeb Ahmed’ row

Protests at JNU over missing student Najeeb Ahmed

A student of School of Biotechnology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Najeeb Ahmed, allegedly went missing on Saturday following a brawl on the campus the night before. Last Friday the complaint was lodged in the Vasant Kunj police station by ABVP Wing.

Students’ groups, however, differ on the grounds of how Ahmed went missing. ABVP Delhi joint secretary and student at School of International Studies, Ravi Ranjan Chaudhary said that the hostel committee elections are on and their member had gone to Najeeb’s room to campaign.

In these two days JNU administration didn’t even took an initiative to file an FIR. It is really shameful on part of JNU administration they didn’t paid a single ear to this burning topic.

Najeeb Ahmed missing JNU student
Najeeb Ahmed, the missing JNU student.

On Sunday evening, a post related to the incident surfaced on Anirban Bhattacharya’s Facebook page inviting students to join a protest at the JNU main gate. The post also read, Najeeb was beaten up by a group of sanghi goons around Friday midnight. Bhattacharya’s wall also claimed that someone has written on a table in the guest room of the hostel that “Muslims are terrorists’. However, ABVP denied that any member of theirs did this.

Then came the voices, JNUSU general secretary Satarupa Chakraborty said, “Ahmed was attacked and threatened around 11.30 pm on Friday.”He was brutally beaten by a group of 10-15 students in the presence of the warden and other residents. He has been missing from the hostel since October 15. JNUSU protested at the gate demanding that the administration file a police complaint.”

Updates till now………

  1. Meanwhile, the university administration has come under attack from the student community for failing to safeguard Najeeb and reporting the matter to the police, as the incident occurred in the presence of private security guards on campus as well as the senior hostel warden.
  2. As usual, the students of JNU kick start the never ending protests. A day after Delhi’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University witnessed night-long protests over a missing student, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh ordered the Delhi Police to set up a special team to trace the young man.
  3. This time amid the protests, the students kept the Vice Chancellor and other officials of the University confined in the administrative block for over 20 hours. Later these students assured that they will carry out protests in a peaceful manner.
  4. When Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar was released, he warned the students of strict action over the “illegal confinement”. He said the students were not convinced about the University’s sincerity about locating Najeeb Ahmed.
  5. Protests over his mystery disappearance escalated on Wednesday afternoon as hundreds of students demanded action and an assurance from Mr Kumar that enough was being done to look for Mr Ahmed.
  6. Classes have been disrupted for three days over the protests at the prestigious university which has seen clashes this year over sedition charges against students including Kanhaiya Kumar.
  7. On October 21, 2016, JNU students staged a protest outside Home Ministry alleging inaction in tracing him, following which nearly 100 of them were detained. Security was beefed up at Raisina Hill in anticipation of the protest. Vehicular movement was stopped on Raisina Road and police, and paramilitary forces deployed in and around the area after police received information that the university students would arrive to stage a protest.
  8. The students also submitted a memorandum to Home Ministry officials demanding speedy investigation into the case. Najeeb’s family, which has been camping inside the JNU campus for five days, also joined them in the protest today.

In order to prevent the situation from deteriorating further, Singh on Thursday called up the city police commissioner and asked him to expedite efforts to trace Najeeb Ahmad.

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