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Rijiu slams politicians, intellectuals supporting ‘anti-India elements’

New Delhi, Feb.15 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said it is a tragedy for the country that some politicians and intellectuals are supporting elements propagating ‘anti-India’ sentiments.

In a Facebook post yesterday, Rijiju said that freedom of expression is not absolute and unqualified and it cannot be at expense of national interest.

The Union Minister said that he was deeply hurt by the ‘anti-India’ slogans raised by some students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) recently at an event against the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

He also advised such people to stay in border-states like Arunachal Pradesh and learn patriotism from the villagers.

On February 12, Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNU students’ union president, was arrested by the Delhi Police and was booked on charges of sedition over a protest organised in the JNU campus against the hanging of Afzal Guru.

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