New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the JNU event had received "support" from terror outfit LeT founder Hafiz Saeed was based on inputs from "different agencies", a Home Ministry spokesperson said today.
"Statement of the Home Minister is based on the inputs available from different agencies," a Home Ministry spokesperson said without elaborating.
Earlier in the day, the Home Minister said in Allahabad that the event on JNU campus in Delhi against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru had received "support" from Saeed, a statement that sparked a political row with opposition parties asking him to provide evidence.
Singh said the truth is that the Jawaharlal Nehru University event received support from Saeed, who is chief of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), needed to be understood by the nation.
"The incident (Afzal event) at JNU has received support from Hafiz Saeed. This is a truth that the nation needs to understand," Singh said, adding, "what has happened is very unfortunate."