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NEW DELHI: In a tweet, Jawahar Yadav wrote “For the girls who are protesting in JNU, I only have one thing to say that prostitutes who sell their body are better than them because they atleast don’t sell their country”.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s former-officer on special duty (OSD) Jawahar Yadav, has given a shameful twist to the ongoing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row by comparing the females protesting in the campus to prostitutes.
In his tweet, Yadav wrote “For the girls who are protesting in JNU, I only have one thing to say that prostitutes who sell their body are better than them because they atleast don’t sell their country”.
Almost after two hours, Yadav wrote a clarification and deleted his previous tweet. In the clarification he said: “No girl has been compared to any prostitute in my previous tweet. Instead I meant that the girls who are forced to enter prostitution are rather better than the girls who were protesting in JNU and raising anti-India slogans, Pakistan Zindabad slogans. The daughters and sisters who are forced to sell their body are better than the girls who were demanding the freedom of Kashmir and Kerala and shouting that their fight will continue till India is destroyed.”
In another tweet Yadav said, “My earlier tweets were misunderstood so I take back my previous statement. My intention was not to hurt anyone’s feelings.”
A group of students had on February 9 held an event in the campus and allegedly shouted slogans against the hanging of Afzal Guru in 2013. However, the university claims it cancelled permission for the Afzal Guru event, which was allegedly pitched as a cultural function. JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagdeesh Kumar has called it an act of indiscipline.
The alleged anti-India protest at Jawaharlal Nehru University has triggered a spate of political reactions with Union ministers Smriti Irani and Rajnath Singh advocating strong action against those involved in the act.