‘Fake tweet’ prompts Rajnath Singh to say JNU protest was backed by Hafiz Saeed, twitter users say ‘has Modi govt lost it completely?’

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the protesting students of Jawaharlal Nehru University had the support of Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed.

Speaking to reporters, Rajnath Singh said, ” Unfortunate that JNU incident has been supported by LeT Chief Hafiz Saeed. Nation must also accept the reality that incident that took place in JNU,has been supported by LeT Chief Hafiz Saeed. Nobody should try to achieve political benefits from such incidents.

“I have given clear instruction that strict action must be taken against anyone who’s found guilty but innocent people must not be harassed.”

However, Singh’s extraordinary statement that Saeed extended his support to the protesting students of the JNU was reportedly based on a fake tweet posted from a parody account of Hafiz Saeed on 12 February.

This tweet was widely used by the RSS supporters to vilify the left leaning students of the JNU.

Delhi police too used this tweet to go on the social media platform to warn students ‘not to get carried away’ by seditious message. It asked the social media users to share this tweet widely.

Opposition parties have slammed Singh for comments on Saeed.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “What is happening is extremely dangerous.”

Sitaram Yechury, the general secretary of the CPIM, said, “The Union Home Minister has made a very serious allegation about terrorists ‘backing’ JNU protests. We hope that he has concrete proof.”

Former Chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, too asked Singh to prove his claim on Hafiz Saeed backing the JNU protests.

He tweeted, “The Home Minister must go public with the evidence collected that enabled him to level this charge against the students

 

Social media users have been quick to condemn and mock the home minister for his ‘atrocious’ comment on the ongoing controversy.

Here are some tweets;

More to come

3 COMMENTS

  1. Same old Commies and Islamic Facist BJP haters who tweeted… These are regular modi bashers.. I thought you had something new… Same whining… Get a life admin… Modi governmetn is HERE TO STAY.. JNU’s Anti-national Dogs are going to eat shit – the government is going to feed it to them.. A proper third degree from police would make them think – they have been brainwashed… We all know you are a mouth piece of AAP.. Shame on you..

    • Bilkul bilkul…all are fake…modi haters…all of them…close your eyes…rather ties tour eyes…listen to headly…he will tell you all the truth ?

      • haha… I dont know how these bhakts become blind when shown the mirror.. Is he really the Home Minister.. How can he really quote a fake tweet.. Nation is in danger.. They have made a mockery of democracy.. bharvi paas desh chalayenge to yehi hoga..

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