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'Can hate speech be free speech?' Arun Jaitley attacks Opposition over JNU row

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley On Thursday Attacked The Congress For Supporting The Event At JNU, That Has Sparked A Row Across The Country.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 25 Feb 2016, 07:48:13 PM

New Delhi:

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday attacked the Congress for supporting the event at JNU, that has sparked a row across the country.

Taking on a united Opposition during the debate on JNU row in Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley said, “Can hate speech be free speech?”

"JNU is not a sovereign territory that police cannot enter. If Indian penal code is being violated, police is in its right to enter," Jaitley said as he defended the police action.

"Just because West Bengal elections are around the corner doesn't mean that police won't enter a campus where anti-national slogans are being raised," he said.

The Opposition led by Congress had earlier launched attack on the government in Rajya Sabha over the incidents in JNU and Patiala House court and had alleged that the law and order in Delhi had deteriorated.

"The incidents which happened during last few days were handled by Delhi Police in a professinal manner. Therefore, I am not in agreement that the law and order situation in Delhi has deterioated during the recent past," Rajnath Singh said.

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First Published : 25 Feb 2016, 07:10:00 PM