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JNU students block Administrative building; kept top officials inside for hours

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students blocked the entry-exit of administrative building with top officials including Vice Chancellor JNU now allowed moving out on since Wednesday night. It has been sixth day since JNU student Najeeb Ahmad was reported to be missing from the hostel.

Najeeb’s mother has arrived in the campus, requesting the JNU administration to trace her son and bring him back. The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) blocked the administrative block not allowing university’s top officials to leave the building. They demanded to lodge new complaint in Najeeb Case and ban the students from hostel who engaged in violence with Najeeb before he mysteriously disappeared.

Trapped inside the building, Vice Chancellor JNU M Jagadesh Kumar made eight tweets sometimes it was to request the students to end the siege while some were to inform he was trapped inside. Showing respect, they arrange for food and water for them and being a diabetic patient the Registrar was allowed to walk out.

It was allegedly assaulted by ABVP activists on October 14 during a mess election campaign at Mahi-Mandvi hostel. From the next day, he was not found. The JNU students claim that he left the hostel without his wallet, mobile and even his footwear.

On Thursday, JNUSU decided to end the blockade at the administrative building after the the VC gave ultimatum to take strict action if the proposed meeting of JNUSU 2.30 pm will be obstructed. Only blockade has ended but the protest of JNUSU for missing student continues in the premises.

The student demand that the VC should file a new complaint with the Delhi police and all those allegedly named in violence, should be kept away from hostels as they could affect the inquiry.

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