Students continue protests as ‘permission never required in free JNU’
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) After the JNU administration on Tuesday denied permission to its student body to hold ‘Chalo JNU’ protest at the varsity campus, students went ahead with the planned march as, according to them, such permission is never required.
“Permission from the administration is never required in JNU for any march or any other programme. There is so much freedom in this university,” All India Students’ Association (JNU unit) President Rama Naga told IANS.
“They are unnecessarily creating a drama by notifying that it’s illegal to organise this protest march. In reality, this is what that they say every time something happens against them. They are not doing anything for Najeeb but are rather hampering those who are protesting.”
The Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union went ahead with the planned protest as a show of solidarity for student Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing from the campus a month ago after a scuffle with a Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member.
“It is a national call against injustice. Students from different universities including Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University and Allahabad University among many others have joined us in this march for justice,” said Naga.
“After completing our march from Ganga Dhaba till R block, we will have a public meeting. It’s been 30 days since Najeeb’s disappearance. Except for ABVP, all parties are together here protesting against the injustice,” he added.