Over the on-going protests by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students following a fellow student, Najeeb Ahmed, being missing for over 22 days, Delhi Chief Minister today met President Pranab Mukherjee seeking his intervention in the issue.
Following his meeting with the president, Kejriwal told media that the President had assured to seek reports from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the JNU administration on the issue over the missing student.
JNU student, Najeeb had been missing from October 14 and 15 night after he was allegedly being beaten up by 20 students in a brawl which included members of ABVP.
Today, the Delhi police had detained several students for attempting to protest at Jantar Mantar and had also imposed section 144 in the area. Najeeb Ahmed mother was also manhandled by the police and had been detained for participating the protest.
Earlier in the day, concerned over the rising pollution in the national capital resulting in dense toxic smog hampering normal breathing of people in the city, Kejriwal had called for an emergency meeting to discuss the issue. Later, addressing the media, the Chief Minister had announced three days closure of all schools in the city and had also put a ban on construction and demolition work for five days.
Kejriwal had also blamed neighbouring states Punjab and Haryana for the sudden rise in pollution, blaming them for burning crops resulting in the worst air pollution in the city till date.