Missing JNU student: Varsity students confine officials, VC dubs it ‘illegal’

Vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar told reporters in a telephonic conversation that it is wrong on the part of the students to gherao him and other officials.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 20, 2016 4:44 pm
jagdeesh-jnu-759 Vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar told reporters in a telephonic conversation that it is wrong on the part of the students to gherao him and other officials.

As the siege of JNU administrative building by a section of students over a missing hostel inmate entered the second day, Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar, who along with other officials is confined on the premises, today warned of action against the protesters. Students, who are agitating over the alleged inaction of University in the case of missing student Najeeb Ahmed, have not allowed the VC and about 12 other officials to come out of the building since yesterday afternoon though students and mediapersons have been able to access it.

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“If all our efforts fail, if we continue to be confined like this and if we are prevented from doing our duty, we will have no other option but take suitable action. There is an important academic council meeting at 2.30 PM, and we have to leave this venue and go to another venue at around 2.15 PM,” the VC told reporters this morning.

Rejecting allegations of inaction, he said they had written to the police about the missing student and an inquiry by the university will be expedited and the “guilty” will be punished.

Coming down heavily on protesting students, the VC said that several rounds of talks were held with them to convince them regarding the sincerity of the university to locate Najeeb but they were continuing with their “illegal” activity of holding hostage the authorities.

“This is a university run in a democratic manner. We value debate and discussion. That’s why we had several rounds of discussions with the students to convince them that the university is sincerely working to locate Najeeb Ahmed.

“We have tried by every possible means to convince the students that we are trying our best to locate Najeeb. However, they are not relenting and resorting to this kind of illegal means,” he said.

He asserted, however, that the university administration will not be “coerced” by “illegal means”. “We cannot be coerced by these illegal means. The university has to be run in a proper manner and the academic activities should not suffer. We again appeal to the students not to resort to this kind of illegal activities which will affect the university.”

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He said that no food or water was allowed in the administrative building as claimed by the agitating students during their overnight siege. “We have no food. Students are spreading lie that they have sent food and water inside which is absolutely false,” he said.

Two of the officials, including a diabetic, were, however, allowed by the student to leave the building. He said that university appealed to Najeeb through media and its website to come back as was demanded by the students and has also written several letters to police since he went missing on Saturday following a brawl on the campus the night before.

An FIR for kidnapping and wrongfully confining a person was lodged at Vasant Kunj North police station after the police received a complaint from the student’s guardians.

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    Chander Pal
    Oct 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm
    Jnu was worrying but it had developed into an anti national den is no longer a breaking news. This needs to be tackled fast. Meanwhile these minority appeasing politicians who are so happy in Hindu bashing slogans need to be kept at bay.
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    IML sood
    Oct 20, 2016 at 2:36 pm
    Again and again it is proved that JNU is a hub of Jihadies and anti national elements and drastic steps are needed to contain them to make it a centre of learning.
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      Jim
      Oct 20, 2016 at 10:34 am
      b h e n c h 0 d what is police doing ? why cant they come mash up some ba11s of these leftist s c u m? How can they kidnap officials like this.
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        Babu Gupta
        Oct 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm
        These anti national creatures in JNU students should be exterminated. These creatures are being fed by government from Indian tax payers. Looking at the demonstration bunch it seems that it is in stan with so many ugly beards.
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          Abdul Aziz
          Oct 20, 2016 at 7:14 am
          Missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad has been kidnapped by ABVP terrorists form his JNU hostel...ABVP is responsible for his life
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            Against Sick
            Oct 20, 2016 at 6:42 am
            There are 2 important aspects that one need to bear in mind of this leftist agitation in JNU over a missing "student". One, going by the recent history of leftists propaists in India where one Barun Kashyap from Mumbai concocted a false story of attack on him by Go Rakshaks for his leather bag and the second one of a farmer hanging himself at AAP's behest in their public meeting in Delhi to protest against land reforms bill, there is ample scope for suspecting an insider (agitating leftists "students") hand in the current JNU agitation. This looks like a well thought out plan (like Vemula or Intolerance cases) to vitiate atmosphere. Why would JNU leftists are doing it now (and again?). To find the answer one needs to understand the pattern. The pattern that these guys have been using since last few years to muddy the water and polarize the society before every major state election. UP being the next big fight now, all such concocted stories will be rolled out by leftists propaists. My suggestion to Delhi Police- Interrogate these so called student leaders of this agitating and you will get enough leads to trace the missing "student".
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              Ashok Kumar
              Oct 20, 2016 at 9:34 am
              JNU has to be closed. It is no more an educational insute with excellence in academics.It has become a hub of terrorist supporters.The insute has to allow law enforcement agencies to kick out and prosecute anti national elements.
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                iftiindian
                Oct 20, 2016 at 10:22 am
                So this was remain to be seen. Police and central govt. Will not take action against terrorist who kidnapped Najeeb because of mainly two reasons. One is police departments are too busy to fabricat cases against Aap MLA's and the second reason is that police only act on the instructions of those terrorist organisations whose people are at the helm of the affairs at centre.
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