Where is my Najeeb? Asks desperate mother during march

New Delhi: Fatima Nafees, the mother of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed, addressed a protest march on Monday organised from Mandi House under the aegis of the “United Against Hate” campaign. She said no one from the government came to her aid and on a day the CBI filed a closure report in the case of her son’s disappearance. Nafees hoped that 2019 will bring something new.

Politicians and activists participated in the march and urged people to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Nafees claimed that she would continue to look for Najeeb.

Nafees claimed that the CBI never opened the case, at the behest of the government, so, there is no question of filing a closure report. She said she will not give up.

Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee asked if there was a “jungle raj” in the country.

Ashiyana Theba, the pregnant wife of Majid Theba, who went missing in July after he was picked up by the Bhuj ‘A’ division police officials in Gujarat, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) President N. Sai Balaji, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Annie Raja, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Javed Ali Khan, Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid Radhika Vemula, mother of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula who committed suicide, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Nawal Kishore Yadav and others participated in the march. The participants were shouting slogans “We are Najeeb” and “Justice for Najeeb”.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Nawal Kishore Yadav said there was an atmosphere of fear in the country and there was a need to stand against this fear. “There is an effort being made to turn Hindustan into Sanghistan,” he said.