Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the crackdown on students at JNU and using Hafiz Saeed’s name to justify it is a “new low” for the BJP-led NDA government and asked Rajnath Singh to share the evidence with people.
“Cracking down on students & using #HafizSaeed to justify the crack down is a new low, even for this NDA government,” Omar wrote on Twitter.
He said the statement of Rajnath Singh that Jamat-ud-Dawa founder Saeed supported the JNU protests was a very serious charge against the students and demanded that the Centre share the evidence with people.
“That #HafizSaeed supported the #JNU protests is a very serious charge to level against the students. The evidence must be shared with all,” Omar said.
“The Home Minister must go public with the evidence collected that enabled him to level this charge against the #JNU students #HafizSaeed,” he said.
He also took a dig at the silence of People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti with whom the BJP is in talks for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir after her father and then chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away on January 7.
“This is the same BJP that Mehbooba Mufti is negotiating with. No wonder she’s completely silent & hasn’t said a word about the #JNUCrackdown,” Omar said.