'If Modi is UP's son, he should find out his missing brother Najeeb'
Ghazanfar Abbas, IndiaTomorrow.net,
New Delhi, Feb 22: Mother of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prove his relationship (‘adopted son') with Uttar Pradesh by finding out his ‘brother' Najeeb. PM Modi, in an election rally last week, had said UP has adopted him as son. Najeeb hails from Badaun district in the state.
"Modi says he is son of UP. If he is son of UP, why isn't he noticing that his brother is missing? If he is son of UP, why hasn't he found out Najeeb yet? He must look into the case and issue strong instructions to find out Najeeb. Only then will Najeeb be found out, I am sure," said Fatima Nafees while addressing over hundred youths and students outside the HRD Ministry here today. They were protesting over disappearance of Najeeb. First-year post-graduate student Najeeb mysteriously disappeared from his hostel room at JNU in Delhi in Oct 2016, just a day after his scuffle with some members of ABVP, youth wing of the ruling BJP.
Besides students from JNU, Jamia Millia and Delhi University and members of SIO, social activists and community leaders were also present at the protest demonstration outside HRD Ministry.
Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Dr BR Ambedkar said: "For the last four months, many movements have taken place in various universities but nothing happened. This government is not peoples' government, it is a selfish government. If the govt does not search for Najeeb, we would need to accelerate our movement and lakhs of people will come on roads."
People protesting outside HRD Ministry in Delhi on 22 Feb 2017 over missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed.
Addressing the students, Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, former president of All India Muslim Majlise Mushawarat said: "This is the failure of Police that it had been unable to trace Najeeb and take any action against ABVP."
Welfare Party of India president Dr SQR Ilyas also addressed the gathering.
After the demonstration, Najeeb's mother along with a student delegation met Joint Secretary at the HRD Ministry and sought speedy justice in the case. The official assured them of their help.
"I hope they will fulfil their assurance and will help me in finding out Najeeb. Like others, they also said they have sympathy with me. I told them that all have said so but none have shown sympathy," said Fatima emerging from the meeting.