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Share proof of Hafiz Saeed’s backing JNU row: Omar tells Rajnath


Srinagar : National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday asked Union Home Minister Rajjnath Singh to share evidence to support his allegation that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed supported the protests Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus.

“That Hafiz Saeed supported the JNU protests is a very serious charge to level against the students. The evidence must be shared with all,” Omar said in a tweet.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the anti-national protests in the JNU campus had the backing of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed.

“I also want to make it clear that the JNU incident has the support of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. We should also understand this reality that Hafiz Saeed has supported this incident and it is extremely unfortunate,” he told the media here.

Singh further said that his government would not pardon all those who have raised slogans against the nation’s integrity.

“I have given all the necessary directions to officials to punish the offenders and not to harass the innocents,” he added.

When asked to comment on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to varsity, Singh said that nobody should try and take a political mileage out of this unfortunate incident.

“Whatever happened in the JNU is extremely unfortunate. I appeal to every organisation in the country to speak in one voice if they find any anti-national activity taking place in their surroundings,” he added.

The Home Minister told the CPI (M), CPI and JD (U) members, who met him yesterday seeking the releasing of JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, that the court would decide whether further action should be taken against those students arrested.

Kanhaiya was arrested on Friday on sedition charges over a protest organized in the JNU campus on February 9 against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (ANI)

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