Don't link my son to ISIS: Najeeb's mother tells media
Following the misleading reports in a prominent English daily about missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, his mother, Fatima Nafees in a press conference on Wednesday has accused a section of media for maligning the reputation of her son.
"This is a high-level conspiracy against my son. How easy this is to link someone to ISIS by media without any proof or accountability. The Delhi Police has rubbished the media reports but still the insensitive reporting has affected our family," said Fatima Nafees , mother of Najeeb Ahmed who has been missing from JNU since October 2016.
While addressing a media gathering in Delhi, Fatima broke down several times during her the event. She has appealed to the media to do factual reporting before spoiling the character of her missing son.
"I appeal to the media that if you cannot help me finding my son, please be kind enough not to be a part of the conspiracy," said Fatima.
The conference was called by JNU students and Najeeb's mother after an English newpaper published unconfirmed reports that cited a source in Delhi police stating that Najeeb was browsing ISIS links on the internet before his disappearance.
The Delhi police however was so quick in rubbising the media reports that they didnt even inform the media formally through mails or calls under normal preocedure and did a briefing with those reporters present in police headquarters on March 21
Students leader Shahla Rahid dared the media to go to JNU and hunt for positive stories on Najeeb.
"Instead of searching the web browsing history of ABVP students accused of fighting with Najeeb before he went missing, the cops are more concerned about Najeeb's history. This shows the way of investigation. There should be zero tolerance for this kind of Muslim witch hunting. " said Shahla Rashid.
The SIO has also organised a signature campaign demanding 'Justice for Najeeb and Safety for Muslim students in educational Institutions' which has received three million signatures nationwide.