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JNU students lock vice-chancellor and university officials for more than 20 hours

Agitating students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have locked down vice-chancellor and other senior officials in the administrative building from Wednesday evening till the time report was filed.

The students had accumulated at the University administrative building from Wednesday afternoon to mark their protest accusing the University management demanding appropriate actions to recover the missing student, Najib Ahmed, after alleged squabble with ABVP activists on October 14.

“We are also worried about Najib. All allegations being made by the agitating students in wrong. We have take and taking all appropriate actions for safe recovery of our student,” said JNU vice chancellor M Jagdesh Kumar.

“We are regularly in contact with the police officials to learn the development and progress and have also set an inquiry on October 14 incident after which appropriate actions will be taken,” added the VC.

He added that the students are forcing him to take actions against them for creating chaos and forcibly stopping university works. “We have an important meeting around 2:30 pm in a different building if we are not allowed to carry the meeting actions would be taken againt agitating students.”

However the agitating students said that they are just demonstrating here. According the students they have not confined anyone. “We are here to talk with the officials and not to make them hostages. We are no criminals. The University officials are accusing that we have made them captive whereas they are free to go wherever they wish,” said an agitating student.

JNUSU president, Mohit Pandey said, “No one is confined. We are lying down here. If the JNU administrative are free to move out walking over us. We will have no complaints. It will just show their sincerity over the issue.”

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