How social media reacts to JNU student missing controversy
Social media is pouring with reactions against JNU controversy where a first year Biotechnology student Najeeb have gone missing. Hashtags such as #WhereisNajeeb and #JNUStudentmissing are making rounds in Twitter and Facebook when the mainstream media failed to take up the issue seriously.
#WhereisNajeeb hashtag has been created in Facebook to channelize the reactions against the reluctance of JNU administration who failed to take necessary actions in the controversy. The student organisations accuse the administration is silently taking side with ABVP who has started a communal campaign.
#JNUstudentMissing among twitterati has been a platform to unify the scathing criticism towards administration and Police. The hashtag went viral when big names tweeted in the hashtag. Congress leader Digvijay Singh, Salman Nizami, Sushant Singh tweet’s which came under this hashtag gained following.
Najeeb a student of JNU was first beaten up by some students and now he has been missing since 3 days. Police must find his whereabouts.
— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) October 17, 2016
Najib, a Muslim student JNU is missing. He was brutally beaten by Sanghi goons in his allocated room no 107 of Mahi Mandvi Hostel in JNU.
— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) October 16, 2016
Najeeb has been missing from last Saturday after having a scuffle with ABVP during mess election campaign. The scuffle led more ABVP members are to start lynching even in front of main warden. The communal campaign following by ABVP pointing out the muslim identity of Najeeb, evoked protests by various student organisations. The administration though asked for help from various central agencies, is yet to take a strong action.
The twitter campaign in the JNUNeedsStrictaction hashtag has been considered to have contributed to the current ruckus. The hate campaign in this name has gained much attention when NSUI burned effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The scuffle leading to Najeeb’s disappearance happened on the prime of this campaign.
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) October 13, 2016
Its time to hit them hard it should ..
JNU Needs Surgical Strike #JNUneedsStrictAction
— Girish Anand (@DigitalGirish) October 13, 2016
The incidence of burning PM’s effigy in JNU by NSUI will certainly result in putting last nail in their coffin.#JNUneedsStrictAction
— ऋषि मिश्रा (@Mishrarishi1997) October 13, 2016
The Sangh used this campaign to create ambience in the current controversy so that it creates a consent among Public. When the mainstream media failed to give necessary coverage to the issue, social media is taking it up both constructively and destructively.