Hafiz Saeed repudiates involvement in JNU protest

New Delhi : Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed has refuted Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s claim that the protests by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students had his support.

“I feel awkward that the Indian Government is alleging my role in the protests by Jawaharlal Nehru University students based on a fake account in my name. It was a fake account and I have no role to play in it,” he said in a video posted on the YouTube by ‘JuD Videos’.

Amid strong criticism over the protests at JNU, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh had yesterday said that this entire episode had the backing of the LeT chief.

“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 on Sunday.

The Home Minister’s comments had come days after a tweet, on a fake twitter handle, appeared under a hashtag asking Pakistanis to support the JNU protests.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi said today the tweet was blasphemous and tried to incite youth against the lawfully established government of India.

The Delhi Police had reacted within hours of the tweet, putting out an advisory on Twitter asking students not to get swayed by Saeed’s tweet.

“Do not get carried away by such seditious anti-national rhetoric,” the Delhi Police said in its advisory on social media. The police in other metros such as Mumbai and Hyderabad were also tagged to draw their attention. (ANI)