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JNUSU defies warning, holds protest for Najeeb

The Jawaharlal Nehru Students Union (JNUSU) on Tuesday defied the JNU administration’s order and went ahead with its protest to mark one month of disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed from the campus.

Besides the Left wing-backed student groups, students from Jamia Millia Islamia,  Aam Aadmi Party’s volunteers, its students’ wing Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) and Indian National Congress-backed student body National Student Union of India (NSUI) also participated in the protest. 

At the forefront of the protest were Najeeb’s mother Fatima Nafees and his sister Sadaf who again demanded from the Delhi Police for the safe return of their son who has now been missing for the past one month.

There were also demands to book the Akhil Bhartiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP) students who have been accused of physically assaulting Najeeb Ahmed on the night of October 14.   

“It’ss a very difficult moment for me. Everyday is filled with anxiety, nervousness and hope that my son will come back safely to me,” said Najeeb’s mother Fatima Nafees.

The protest march started from Ganga Dhaba at 3.30 pm and culminated at the administration block. Before the start of the march, the JNU administration had warned the student groups to not hold the protest. 

The JNU administration highlighted that holding such activities resulted in many outsiders coming and staying in the campus which affected the security of the campus.  

The order was, however, rejected by JNUSU which stated that this was a move by Vice-Chancellor M Jagdesh Kumar and the administration to hide its failures in not finding Najeeb Ahmed and providing him justice.

“We are committed towards fighting for Najeeb and provide him as well as his family due justice,” said Satrupa Chakraborty, General Secretary JNUSU.
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