As protest in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) turns volatile with students blocking the administrative building and locking up the vice-chancellor and other officials over the missing student, varsity vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar on Thursday said the move by the protesting students was ‘unfortunate and illegal’.
Vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar told ANI in a telephonic conversation that it is wrong on the part of the students to gherao him and other officials. “We are also concerned that Najeeb Ahmad is missing. We have talked to police also but gheraoing me and other officials is wrong. Students have gheraoed us since 2.30 p.m. yesterday. We had to sleep on floor and there is no food to eat. Students are not even allowing wives of officials to meet,” he added.
Yesterday, also at around 1.30 a.m., the VC tweeted, “Since the students did not let us go home inspite our appeal, we have no other option but be confined to the administration building”.
Meanwhile, no trace of missing Najeeb Ahmad was found even on the sixth day after he went missing. Ahmad was allegedly assaulted by ABVP activists on October 14 during a mess election campaign at Mahi-Mandvi hostel. From the next day, he went missing. According to students, he left the hostel without his wallet, mobile and even his footwear.