"As per a political viewpoint, the Home Minister had appealed to people from different areas of society to come and unitedly protest against anti-national powers. But sadly, rather than protesting, why are you becoming advocate for a terrorist who has made a statement", Trivedi asked.

Singh today claimed that the JNU university event in Delhi in memory of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru had received 'support' from terror outfit LeT's founder Hafiz Saeed, a statement that sparked a political row with opposition parties asking him to provide evidence.

Reacting to Singh's claim, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said it is a 'very serious charge' to level against the students and that the evidence must be shared with all.

CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said the Home Minister has to come out and share the evidence he has with the country to back up his serious allegation. CPI leader D Raja also demanded that the evidence be made public.

Dismissing the opposition charges, Trivedi said "This could not be a subject of public discourse. The ways, timings and the medium that terrorist and anti-national activities use is a subject of consideration for intelligence and security agencies and cannot be a subject of public discourse".

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