New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar launched a scathing attack on the Narendra modi government on Monday saying that it can find 3000 condoms but can't locate a missing student of the university.
Kumar's statement has given a fresh boost to the ongoing protest by the JNU students against the authorities' failure to trace a student Najeeb Ahmed who has been missing for 25 days now.
Kumar made the verbal attack on the Centre during the launch of his book, "From Bihar to Tihar".
Kumar, who was lodged in Tihar Central Jail for sometime as an accused in a sedition case, slammed the government, saying, "They had such intelligence, they could count the number of condoms that were being used in JNU but they can't use that intelligence to find out where is Najeeb after so many days."
Kumar's remark was apparently a reference to BJP lawmaker Gyandev Ahuja, who had in February said that at least 3000 condoms are used in JNU everyday by the students living in its campus.
"In JNU daily you find 3,000 beer cans and bottles, 2,000 Indian liquor bottles, 10,000 cigarette butts, 4,000 beedis, 50,000 bone pieces, 2,000 wrappers of chips, 3,000 used condoms and 500 abortion injections," Ahuja had said.
The JNU students have been protesting since Najeeb Ahmed went missing on October 14 following a brawl in his hostel with some ABVP activists who are said to have beat him up mercilessly. ABVP is linked to the ruling BJP.
Over the weekend, hundreds of students holding a protest near Delhi's India Gate were detained by the police. Najeeb Ahmed's mother was manhandled and detained as well.