Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday surprised the nation by saying that the protests at Delhi’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University are being backed by Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed. There have been protests at the university following the arrest of JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case over allegedly organising event protesting hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
“What happened at JNU was fully supported by Lashkar chief Hafiz Saeed. I appeal all political parties that whenever such situations arise where anti-India slogans are raised, the entire nation must speak in one voice,” Rajnath Singh said.
Union Home Minister Rajnath has alleged that Hafiz Saeed was behind the anti-India slogans that were raised in JNU campus. Also, the home minister said that those found involved in any anti-national activity won’t be spared.
After his allegation, Delhi Police is investigating if protesting JNU students had any terror links. Be it JNU row, Sunanda Pushkar case or any other case, Delhi police investigates every matter in a completely fair manner on basis of merit, says Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi.
Singh also slammed leaders for politicising the issue. “I appeal all political parties that whenever such situation arises where anti-India slogans are raised, entire nation must speak in one voice,” said Singh.
On Saturday, several Congress and Left leaders visited the JNU campus to show solidarity with the students protesting againt Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest. In a hard-hitting attack on the Narendra Modi government over JNU student’s arrest, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi virtually drew parallel of it with the regime of Hitler, accusing NDA of “suppressing” students’ voice and telling students “don’t let those bullies push you around”.
Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for accusing the ruling dispensation of suppressing the voice of students in the JNU and advised him to install the statues of separatists and terrorists at the AICC office and offer floral tributes to them.
The Delhi Government has already ordered a majesterial inquiry into the case, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeting, “There are claims that JNU student leaders shouted anti-India slogans and counter claims that ABVP activists did it… To find truth, Del govt is directing DM to conduct an enquiry.”