21 October 2016 | In response to the missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, some 30 members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) held a protest march from Chandrabhaga Hostel to Vasant Kunj police station on Wednesday evening. Participants in the march held placards that read “Find Najeeb” and “Left Communal Politics Down Down.”
Former JNUSU Joint Secretary Saurabh Sharma addressed the gathered crowd deeming the recent incident at Mahi- Mandavi Hostel as “irregular” and “politicized” by JNUSU.
“If Najeeb was indeed assaulted as is being alleged, why did not the JNUSU President, Mohit Pandey, who arrived at the scene shortly thereafter, take him to the hospital to get an MLC and/or to the Police Station to file an FIR? Why was the issue of assault on the Muslim student raked up 24 hours after it had occurred…. The FIR has been filed with the Police, so why are they protesting against the VC?” Sharma debated.
Responding also to the present media, Saurabh Sharma agreed that the Vice Chancellor was accountable for the events that unfolded on campus but is by no means in a position to “assemble a search party for the missing student”. Further commenting on the incident, Sharma argued, “Why has the campus not been searched? After all, the accused in February 9 event were hiding on campus. The Left is misusing its position of authority. In fact, they are not Left anymore, they are just opportunists. Our prime concern is justice for Najeeb and his safe return to the campus.”
A delegation comprising Saurabh Sharma, ABVP-JNU President Alok Kumar, ABVP-JNU Secretary Lalit Kumar and ABVP member Anamika Sonkar met Vasant Kunj ACP thereafter.
The Informer correspondent.