Home Minister Rajnath Singh while addressing the Lok Sabha tonight has assured that no innocent student shall be harassed by the government. The statement came amidst the raging controversy over JNU. He also said the charges of sedition slapped on some students should be left to the decision of the courts. Mr. Singh also assured the House that those who are guilty in the Patiala Court attack will not be spared.
The Home Minister also answered criticism for making a remark that LeT founder Hafiz Sayeed had expressed support to JNU students, saying he never makes any comment which is “baseless or not backed by any direct or indirect evidence”.
However he has refrained from going into details citing confidentiality. Replying to a day-long debate on the JNU issue, he said the government had not hand in the action taken against the students.
He said police is taking action with regard to allegations that anti-India slogans were chanted there.