New Delhi, Feb. 24 (ANI): Maintaining that his government doesn’t think that Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is the centre of anti-national activities, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said no innocent JNU student would be punished or harassed by police, but the guilty would not be spared.
Though sedition charge on JNU students is not the topic of debate here, as it will be decided by court, I assure the House that no innocent will be punished or harassed by police, but the guilty will not be spared,” said the Home Minister at the end of the discussion on suicide committed by Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad Central University and the JNU row issues.
“The entire country disagrees with the slogans raised on the JNU campus on February 9 and the entire House, more or less, has unequivocably deplored it in strongest possible words. The case is sub judice, hence, we should wait for the court’s decision,” he told the Lok Sabha.
Hitting behind at opposition members for targeting him for his statements, Rajnath said I want to make it clear in the House that I always speak on the basis of evidences, and don’t make baseless statements.
Lauding Union Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani for her statement in the House, he said, “The speech by Smriti Irani ji is not just an eye opener for the Lok Sabha, but for the nation too.” (ANI)