JNU students protest against government over missing student

Students of JNU on Sunday protested against the government near India Gate.

JNU students protest against government over missing student
Pic courtesy: ANI

Delhi: Students of Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday protested against the government over missing JNU student during which the mother and sister of Najeeb Ahmed  were detained when they, along with others, tried to take out a protest march to India Gate.

Fatima and her daughter Sadaf, were later released.

Tweeting about the protest Delhi Police said:

However, sister of the missing student said, "We were standing there but Delhi police came and took us. Don't I have the right to ask where my brother is", as per ANI

Meanwhile,  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today that President Pranab Mukherjee had promised to seek a report from the Union Home Ministry on the student missing for over three weeks.

The President gave the assurance when the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader called on him, Kejriwal tweeted.

The CM said he sought the President's intervention regarding Ahmed, who went missing from the university on October 15 after a tiff with alleged members of the BJP-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

The ABVP has denied any involvement in his disappearance.

"He (President) assured of all support and (said) he will seek (a) report from MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) and JNU," Kejriwal said.

On November 04, Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma had doubled to Rs 2 lakh the award money for information about the JNU student.

"This order will come into force with immediate effect and shall remain good till the case is worked out or the missing person is traced," a Delhi Police statement had said. 

The statement had also said that "all out efforts were made to trace the missing Ahmed."

Police teams have visited Ajmer, Kota, Rae Bareli, Roorkee, Faizabad, Azamgarh and Badaun in search of Ahmed, it had said earlier.

Ahmed, a 1st year MSc Biotechnology student, stayed in Mahi Hostel and hailed from Badayun in Uttar Pradesh.

(With IANS inputs)

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