Monday, 15 February 2016 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi/ Allahabad/ Srinagar
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the event at JNU campus in Delhi commemorating the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru had received “support” from terror outfit LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, drawing sharp reaction from the Opposition camp even as the Ministry also backed Rajnath’s claim.
“The incident at JNU has received support from Hafiz Saeed. This is a truth that the nation needs to understand,” Singh told reporters in Allahabad, adding, “What has happened is very unfortunate. Those involved in anti-India activities or propaganda will not be spared and those who are innocent will not be harassed.”
Within hours after the Home Minister’s statement, a MHA spokesperson said Singh had said based on the concrete inputs of security and Intelligence agencies. “Statement of the Home Minister is based on the inputs available from different agencies,” said the spokesperson.