From Jamia Nagar to Jamshedpur, nationwide signature campaign underway for Najeeb
New Delhi, Feb 11: Today is 119th day since Najeeb Ahmed mysteriously disappeared from his hostel room at JNU, day after his scuffle with some student members of ABVP. Seeking justice for Najeeb, who hails from Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh, SIO - national student body - is running a signature campaign in different parts of the country.
SIO has targeted to collect 2.5 million signatures which will accompany a memorandum to the National Commission For Minorities.
"This situation is alarming for our constitutional rights, communal harmony and social justice. The incident of Najeeb and Rohit Vemula is a threat to the students from Dalits, SC, ST, OBC & Minority communities in the country and safety of Educational Institutions is now a prime concern for all the student fraternity," said Mohammad Kashif in Jamshedpur district of Jharkhand. He informed that a silent protest march will be taken out here on Sunday.
In Badaun, Najeeb's mother Fatima Nafees also put her signature on the memorandum.
Here in Jamia Nagar of Delhi also, students were seen collecting signatures.
On 8th Feb, hundreds of people including students from JNU took out a protest march in Badaun. They were shouting slogans against political parties for not raising the issue in the election campaigns in the state. They have announced to hold a similar protest demonstration in Lucknow on Sunday.