With no breakthrough, JNU VC to meet police chief
With no credible information on the whereabouts of missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student, Najeeb Ahmed, even after a week, Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar will meet Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma on Monday.
After being subjected to a 20-hour confinement by members of the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU), the VC has appealed to students to maintain calm and refrain from indulging in wrongful and unlawful means to protest against Ahmed’s disappearance.
Warning that the incident was being given a communal colour by certain groups, and therefore, be handled in a proper way, the VC said, “The ethos, norms and peaceful methods of resolving issues within the university are at stake because of reported attempts of some trying to give it a (communal) colour.”
JNUSU president Mohit Pandey told Millennium Post, “We will continue our protest, demanding the authorities concerned to trace Najeeb Ahmed and ensure justice to him. On Monday, three JNUSU delegations will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, Police Commissioner Alok Verma and JNU Vice-Chancellor on the issue.”
Pandey denied a rift with other student outfits on their approach in handling the Najeeb Ahmed case. “All student bodies are united in their fight for justice to Najeeb and expose the hooliganism of ABVP,” he said.
Over 100 students of left-backed groups were detained by the Delhi Police on Friday, after they marched towards the Home Ministry’s office, alleging lack of action in the case.