Government denies reports of JeM sympathisers within JNU protest


New Delhi: The government of India has denied that Intelligence reports framed the students protesting at JNU as sympathizers of Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Umar Khalid, one of the students who was shouting slogans at the JNU event was accused on February 9th as a supporter of the Pakistan based terror outfit.

Television channels had aired reports, supposed to be from the government, that the student had visited Pakistan on several occasions and received help from the terrorist groups to organize protests here.

“We have not issued any such alert. It is a figment of someone’s imagination. You can always attribute anything to the IB, since we don’t come out in the open to deny or confirm,” said a top intelligence official

Senior officials at the Home Ministry have denied any such information. Also, the officials stated that the Delhi Police had acted in an ‘overzealous’ manner while handling the issue at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

“The aspect that outsiders would have raised ‘anti-India’ slogans is also being looked into. We are not sure but we are closely watching the activities of Committee of Release of Political Prisoners, an organisation which called the meeting at the Press Club of India for which Kashmiri activist SAR Geelani was arrested,” said the official.