Hafiz Saeed denies involvement in JNU protest

New Delhi: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has rubbished allegations from India about his role in the event organised at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to mark the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.In a video
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India TV News Desk February 16, 2016 11:33 IST

New Delhi: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has rubbished allegations from India about his role in the event organised at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to mark the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

In a video message posted on YouTube on Monday, Saeed said, "I felt strange after going through the reports of protest of Kashmiri students in India's Jawaharlal Nehru University. The Indian Home Minister has alleged that I am behind the protest."

"Neither I am behind the students protest nor I did any tweet to incite them. It is a fake tweet. India has made an issue out of this as if I am behind this protest campaign," India's one of the most-wanted terrorists said.

"The Indian Minister is misleading his own people and the world by levelling allegation on me that I am behind this protest campaign," he added.

On Sunday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said the demonstration on the JNU campus to mark the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru received 'support' from Hafiz Saeed. This is a truth that the nation needs to understand," he had said.

Rajnath's remark sparked a political uproar with opposition leaders asking him to furnish evidence. Hours later, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued a clarification that the remarks were based on 'inputs from different agencies'.

The MHA's clarification followed reports that Singh and the Delhi Police were misled by a tweet purportedly from a Twitter handle in the name of Hafiz Saeed. Media reported the Saeed's handle was fake and that his Twitter account was blocked a long time ago.

 
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