Thursday, October 20th, 2016

JNU on boil for 6th day: VC alleges the blockade “illegal”,protesting organisations still firm on their stand

Amal Das | October 20, 2016 5:07 pm Print
VC had alleged the blockade as illegal as student organisations make clear to continue protests till their demands are met

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The blockade protest by various student organisations on Najeeb Ahmed’s disappearance continue in JNU while officials including Vice Chancellor blamed it as “illegal”. But the student organisations seem to be firm on their stand continuing the protest till their demands are met.

VC Prof. Jagadesh Kumar allged that he and his colleagues were “illegally confined by students”. He was talking to media along with officials including Rector. He assured the students that administration is doing their best to locate Najeeb. Officials are still inside the admin block since yesterday evening.

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At the same time the various student organisations who are protesting say they are planning to continue with their protest till their demands are met. JNUSU appealed to all students to join protests in large numbers.

Amal PP, the vice president of JNUSU said they would carry on with protests till their demands are met. “We have put forwarded two important demands. One, find Najeeb in a time bound manner. He has been missing for last 6 day. Second to launch a proper complaint drawing reference to the incidents led to his disappearance. Until our demands are met, we will continue their protests” Amal told Narada News.

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Shamsad, a PhD student with no political affiliation said the reports came in medias were “one sided”. “We really don’t know what happened on that night until Najeeb is found. So, I’m with this protest” he added.

Meanwhile, JNU Teachers’ Association met with administration and expressed their resentment in the issue. “JNUTA is requesting the protesting students to proceed with protests in other democratic modes.” Prof. Ajay Patnaik and Bikramaditya Choudhary representing JNUTA told media. They also said that the administration assured them to expedite the enquiry in the issue.

VC  left the ad block today around 2.30 pm amid sloganeering.

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