Prayagraj violence: Daughter of prime accused, former JNU student Afreen Fatima stages protest in Delhi


New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students on Monday gathered at Uttar Pradesh Sadan in the national capital and staged a protest called ‘Fraternity Movement’ against the demolition of resident of Prayagraj violence prime accused Javed Ahmed on June 12.

During the protests, the demonstrators carried posters with slogans like “We will rise and rage against fascism till our last breathe”.

Daughter of the accused Ahmed, Afreen Fatima, is an alumnus as well as a former leader of the varsity.  

Mohammad Javed alias Javed Pump was identified as the main conspirator behind the violence. Following which, the Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) issued a demolition notice at his residence, asking him to vacate the house by 11 am today as it is “illegally constructed”.

Names of people linked with All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) have surfaced, said Prayagraj Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Kumar, adding that there could be more masterminds.

“Mastermind Javed Ahmed detained, there could be more masterminds…The anti-social elements used minor kids to hurl stones at the police and administration. A case registered under 29 crucial sections. Action will be taken under Gangster Act and the NSA,” he told reporters here.

Protests erupted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal over the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal.

first published:June 13, 2022, 6:35 p.m.

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