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Ahir pulls up Kejriwal, says provoking students is "social crime"

Updated: Nov 04, 2016 19:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 4 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday condemned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's move to provoke the students protesting for missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Najeeb Ahmed and said this kind of attitude on the politicians part is a social crime.

"I condemn what Arvind Kejriwal and the Congress leaders have said. Students are being stopped from studying. This is exam time and they are asking the students to go out. Few of them are under pressure. This kind of attitude on the part of the politicians is a social crime and they need to stop it," he said.

Ahir further said that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) soon after the student went missing.

"They are investigating it under the supervision of the DCP. Even after all this, if politicians still keep disturbing the studies of the students then it is highly condemnable," he added.

When asked whether a government representative should visit the campus and hold talks with the protesting students, Ahir said, "We do not want to visit and disturb the students. Their (JNU) management is functioning properly and independently," he added.

Kejriwal yesterday joined the protest for the missing JNU student and lashed out at the BJP stating the saffron party is not loyal to anyone.

"Ye BJP wale kisi Hindu ke nahi hain, ye apne baap ke bhi nahi hain," he said at a solidarity meeting organised by JNU students union at the Jantar Mantar.

Kejriwal also said Najeeb, who has been missing for over two weeks now, will come back only when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is made to realise that he is losing votes over the issue.

The meeting was also attended by other political leaders including Congress' Mani Shankar Aiyar and Shashi Tharoor.

Last month, Najeeb Ahmed went missing following a brawl on the campus the night before. (ANI)