‘Chalo JNU’ protest on hold, administration denies permission

The JNUSU had planned the protest as a show of solidarity for student Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing from the campus a month ago.

New Delhi | Updated: November 15, 2016 8:37 am
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The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration on Tuesday denied permission to its student body to hold “Chalo JNU” protest at the varsity campus. The reason for denying the permission, according to the university, was due to the anticipated “unrest and security concerns”, news agency ANI reported.

The JNUSU had planned the protest as a show of solidarity for student Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing from the campus a month ago after a scuffle with an ABVP member. To put pressure on the police and administration, the student union had asked the teachers, university students and locals to participate in the event and gather at Ganga Dhaba, inside the campus.

On October 14, Najeeb Ahmed — a fresher in JNU —  allegedly slapped an ABVP member canvassing for hostel elections and later went missing. Since then, the students, along with Najeeb’s mother and sister, have been protesting at the campus against the alleged police inaction and demanding the arrest of ABVP members.

Further details awaited.

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