Br Nahas Mala, President, Syed Azharuddin National Secretary SIO of India, submitted more than 3 million signed memorandum, which includes the signatures of 400 plus MLAs, 70 MPs and many other distinguished personalities across India to National Minority Commission, after month long Nationwide Signature Campaign on ‘Justice for Najeeb & Safety for Muslim Students in educational institutions’.
National Commission for Minorities,
Sub: Justice for Najeeb & Safety for Muslim Students in Educational Institutions
Dear Sir, Greetings from SIO
SIO of India organized a Nationwide Signature Campaign on ‘Justice for Najeeb & Safety for Muslim Students in educational institutions’ in which more than 3 million people signed the memorandum, which includes the signatures of 400 plus MLAs, 70 MPs and many other distinguished personalities across India.
1. Justice for Najeeb Ahmad
Najeeb Ahmad, a Muslim Post Graduate student of School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, hailing from Badaun, Uttar Pradesh. He was assaulted by a gang of Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad(ABVP), the student wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), at his room No.106, Mahi¬ Mandavi Hostel, Jawaharlal Nehru University and later kidnapped on 15th October 2016. 6 months after Najeeb Ahmad went missing from campus, the Jawaharlal Nehru University administration and the Delhi Police have been inactive and biased on finding and ensuring justice to Najeeb and punishing ABVP culprits. Najeeb’s mother as well as the student community have been protesting to bring back him. We demand justice for Najeeb Ahmad through immediate and time bound judicial investigation.
2. Safety for Muslim Students in educational institutions
Muslim students feel intimidated and threatened in universities even by their mere presence. Meanwhile they are traumatized and in a state of fear in the context of rising anti Muslim atrocities across the country and even universities are not much safe and secure for them to ensure their right to life and right to pursue education. The attack on Najeeb Ahmad is clearly a hate crime and assault motivated by hostility towards minorities, especially Muslim students pursuing their studies in higher educational institutions. We demand appropriate action to ensure safe and secure atmosphere for minority students in educational institutions.
We hope your kind attention to ensure Justice to Najeeb Ahmed & his family as we request you to consider this as a heinous attack against the minorities of this nation.