New Delhi: In the backdrop of a massive outrage over arrest of JNU students union president for allegedly raising anti-India slogans to mark the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, the Delhi Police on Friday issued an alert across the country cautioning not to get carried away by seditious anti-national rhetoric.
The message was posted on the official Twitter handle of Delhi Police.
In it's message, the Delhi Police also embedded a tweet allegedly posted by the 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed.
In Delhi Police' tweet, Saeed's message read: “We request our Pakistani Brothers to trend #SupportJNU for our pro-Pakistani JNUites brothers.”
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) February 12, 2016
The development comes hours after Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested this afternoon after police picked him up for questioning.
A case against "unknown persons" was registered yesterday under Section of 124 A (sedition) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC at Vasant Kunj (North) Police station following complaints by BJP MP Mahesh Girri and ABVP.
A group of students on Tuesday held an event on the JNU campus and allegedly shouted slogans against the hanging of Guru in 2013.
Earlier this week, some students had pasted posters across the campus inviting people to a protest march against "judicial killing of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhatt" and in solidarity with "struggle of Kashmiri people for their democratic right to self-determination" at the varsity's Sabarmati dhaba.
Members of ABVP objected to the event and wrote to the Vice Chancellor that such kind of protest should not be held on the campus of an educational institution, prompting the university administration to order cancellation of the march.
The JNU administration had already ordered a "disciplinary" inquiry into the incident saying that the act of students going ahead with the event despite cancellation of permission amounted to indiscipline and any talk about country's disintegration cannot be "national".
(With Agency inputs)