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Rajnath faces calls for proof for claim on Hafiz hand

Published On : 15 Feb 2016

Patna/New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today faced renewed calls from opposition parties to give proof for his claim that a flashpoint event at JNU campus received support from LeT founder Hafiz Saeed even as Delhi police said it has so far found "no evidence" in this regard.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar urged Rajnath Singh to show evidence to back up his claim yesterday that Saeed, the founder of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e- Taiba(LeT), supported the event at the campus in Delhi to protest the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on his third death anniversary on February 9.

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi told reporters in Delhi that they have found "no evidence linking" the LeT to the incident at the Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU)so far.

"As and when it comes, it will be shared with the Home Ministry," he said.

Congress again hit out at Rajnath Singh over his claim, accusing him of "communalising" the issue and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ask his Pakistani counterpart to arrest the Lashkar chief for terror attacks in India.

"Rajnath communalising#JNUATROCITY at PULPIT of Pulp Patriotism. Tell PM's Biryani friend Nawaz Sharief Arrest Hafiz Seed for terror attacks," senior Congress Leader Manish Tewari said in a tweet.

A Home Ministry spokesperson yesterday said that Singh's statement was "based on the inputs available from different agencies."

RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale, meanwhile, alleged that the Afzal Guru event was a result of a "conspiracy" and those who allegedly raised slogans in support of Pakistan and the Parliament attack convict are "traitors" and should be charged with treason.

Speaking at the Mahanagar Swayamsewak Sangam in Meerut, the RSS Joint General Secretary wondered how a generation of students indulging in anti-national sloganeering came up in an institution, which is known as a temple of learning.

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