Published: 14th October 2019
Where is Najeeb? Kavitha Lankesh to march with missing JNU student's mother to Amit Shah's house
The march will also be supported by the JNUSU and other students besides members of the public and various other organisations
Tomorrow will mark three years since JNU student Najeeb Ahmed mysteriously disappeared after being beaten up by students who were identified as ABVP members. His mother has, in the last three years, knocked on every door asking for the police and the government to find her son. But nobody has heard her knocks which is why she is taking out a march to Home Minister Amit Shah's house tomorrow.
But Najeeb's mother, Fatima Nafees will not be alone in the march, Kavitha Lankesh (sister of Gauri Lankesh), Rajni Singh (wife of Inspector Subodh Singh) and Shaista Parveen (wife of Tabrez Ansari) will also be walking shoulder with shoulder with her. Lankesh, Singh and Parveen have all lost their family members to hate politics and mob lynching in the country and will be providing their support to Fatima at the march.
The march will commence from Jantar Mantar in New Delhi at 3 PM on October 15. JNU students have also announced a campus strike on the day and have decided to gather at Ganga Dhaba and buses have been arranged to take the students to Jantar Mantar. A Facebook group called United Against Hate has called upon the public to join the march to support the brave women in their fight for justice.
Gauri Lankesh was shot to death by people who the police have found belonged to extreme-right wing organisations, Tabrez Khan was another name in a long list of people who have been mob lynched in the past few years. Recently, the police dropped charges of murder because the medical reports suggested that he had died of a heart attack hours after being beaten up by the mob. Inspector Subodh Singh was also a victim of mob violence unleashed by extreme-right wing organisations.
The ABVP members who were accused of beating up Najeeb the previous day were also allegedly left off without proper enquiry. Fatima has held several protests and has been arrested by the police as well. The CBI claims to have not made any headway in the case.
"First Delhi Police, then the Crime Branch, then CBI all have failed to find any leads in the case. CBI has closed the case and we don’t know on which ground and on who’s instructions. None of the agencies properly interrogated the nine suspects from ABVP either. It is these reasons that have led to the march," the organisers of the protest said.