Najeeb’s mother holds protest at CBI headquarters
Jawaharlal Nehru University student Najeeb Ahmad has been missing for almost two years.Updated: Sep 01, 2018 00:55 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmad’s mother Fatima Nafees on Friday staged a protest outside the CBI headquarters demanding a speedy inquiry in her son’s disappearance.
Ahmad has been missing since October, 2016.
Accompanied by hundreds of students from JNU, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, Nafees reached the CBI headquarters at CGO complex around 3:30 pm.
“It has been almost two years since my son went missing from the university campus. The CBI has done nothing to find him. In fact, it is insisting on filing a closure report. I will not let them do that. I will take to the streets and launch an andolan against it,” she said.
Ever since 27-year-old Ahmad, a first-year MSc student at JNU, went missing from his hostel on October 16, 2016, Nafees has been spearheading all protests being organised to demand justice for him.
A night before he disappeared, Ahmad had allegedly gotten into a scuffle with some members of the RSS-backed Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP). “No action has been taken against those who had assaulted my son a night before he went missing. In fact, they say that there is no proof that my son was assaulted,” she said.
Amid slogans such as “bring back Najeeb” and “we are Najeeb” by the protesting students, Nafees waited for around two hours for a response from CBI officials.
“They refused to meet me because they have no answers to my questions,” she said, as she wound up the protest around 5.30 pm. “I have to catch a train back home. My husband is really unwell,” Nafees said.
The Delhi high court had handed over the missing person’s case to the in May last year after the Delhi police failed to get a breakthrough in the case.
“The CBI has done nothing concrete. They have not even questioned the ABVP members who assaulted Najeeb a night before he went missing. The CBI’s apathy is highly condemnable,” said JNU student Rama Naga, who was among the protesters.
First Published: Sep 01, 2018 00:55 IST