JNU students protest outside VC’s house

New Delhi: JNU students on Sunday staged a noisy protest outside Vice Chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar’s house here demanding to know the whereabouts of a student who went missing nine days ago.

The students started their protest from the Administrative Block of the campus in the form of a human chain and proceeded to Kumar’s house within the university.

The students want the university to play a more active role to trace Najeeb Ahmed and take appropriate action against alleged ABVP members who assaulted him before he disappeared on the night of October 14.

“We are protesting against the disingenuous stance adopted by the VC. He is not serious about the whole affair and hiding behind technicalities. Even the missing complaint was filed by Najeeb’s parents,” Birsa Ambedkar Phule Student Association (BAPSA) President Bhupali Magare told IANS.

“We want the VC to first bring to book the students who were part of the mob that attacked Najeeb,” she added.

Ahmed went missing from a university hostel after a brawl with suspected ABVP students.

The findings of an inquiry launched by the JNU administration are likely to be revealed on Monday, Magare told IANS.

The Vice Chancellor took to Twitter to ask the students to call off their agitation.

“Tracing Najeeb is the job of Police. I will meet Police Commissioner tomorrow. Please stop this and come forward to find Najeeb,” he tweeted.

Kumar said he was doing all he could to trace Najeeb.