JNUSU declares to go on indefinite sit-in over missing student

Shobhit Kalra
Published on: 29 Nov 2016 8:51 PM GMT
JNUSU declares to go on indefinite sit-in over missing student
JNU Students Union declares to go on indefinite sit-in over missing student

New Delhi: The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) on Tuesday announced that they have decided to stage an indefinite sit-in at the Administration Block of the university, blaming it of scuttling the justice in missing student Najeeb Ahmed case and depriving them of their protest space.

"On Tuesday, JNUSU, after returning without any reply from the university administration, announced to go for indefinite sit-in at the Administration Block against scuttling of justice in Najeeb's case and keeping them away from the protest space," said JNUSU President Mohit Pandey.

He also replied to a letter sent to him by Registrar of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Pramod Kumar on Monday, which had urged him and his supporters not to stage protest at the ad-block, claiming that it would cause problems for the nearby residents and employees at the building.

"Staging protest at the admin block has been a tradition here. We never saw such suppression of dissenting voices in the university," he replied, asking the authorities to worry about the issue for which they were going to protest.

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"We aren’t going to stop protesting until we get justice for Najeeb," he added.

Ahmed has been missing for past 45 days after he was beaten by a group of students affiliated to the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), an RSS student wing. It has been alleged that the mob attacked him at his Mahi-Mandvi hostel in the campus on the intervening night of October 14-15. He went missing from the next day.

Pandey also asked why university hasn't punished those students, who assaulted Ahmed, when they were found guilty in the internal inquiry.

Shobhit Kalra

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