A first year student of New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University has gone missing after having a scuffle with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members on Sunday. Najeeb Ahmad, a first year MSc Biotechnology student and a member of the All-India Student’s Association, got involved in a brawl when ABVP members were campaigning for mess committee elections. He was a resident of room 106 of Mahi/Mandavi hostel.
Based on the complaints filed by his parents, who are there in the campus, a case under section 365 of IPC has been registered at the Vasant Kunj police station.
The scuffle between the students led to more ABVP members rushing to the site and start lynching Najeeb. All those who tried to calm the situation, including the chief warden of hostel Dr Sushil Kumar and JNUSU president, were also beaten up. It was confirmed that he went missing the next morning. The ABVP is also campaigning against the incident saying Najeeb first hit them. A writing saying “all Muslims are terrorists” have appeared in the common room of the hostel.
“It is said that the campaigners had gone to Najeeb’s room so many times. He was even beaten in front of the main warden. The ABVP and the Hindutva forces are communally polarising the issue,” Amal PP, vice-president of JNU Students’ Union, told Narada News.
“The JNU administration remained passive till yesterday. It was only on the basis of Najeeb’s mother’s complaint that the police filed a complaint,” he added.
Umar Khalid, student activist, said the issue “was a classic example of Sangh propaganda”.
“The writing appeared in hostel common room is the best example how the ABVP is communally polarising the issue. They are also saying Najeeb hit them first which is not confirmed,” he told Narada News.
The office of Rector and Vice Chancellor when tried to contact, remained busy.
The student organisations are protesting against the disregard of the JNU administration towards the issue. Various organisations held a protest in front of the main gate last night demanding action against the accused.