Jawahar Yadav, former Officer on Special Duty to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, on Saturday sparked a controversy, saying prostitutes were better than the women who raised anti-national slogans at the university.
Yadav had tweeted: “Women in JNU, who were chanting anti-national slogans, for those, I will only say that prostitutes are better than all of you, they sell their body not the nation.”
However, he later clarified on his Twitter account that his tweet had been interpreted wrongly.
“Therefore, I withdraw my statement. I did not intend to hurt anybody’s sentiments,” he said.
Yadav, who has recently been appointed as chairman of Haryana Housing Board, said on Twitter that in his previous tweet, he did not compare students with prostitutes.
“What I had said in my previous tweet was that those sisters and daughters who are forced to opt for prostitution are better than those girls at JNU who were raising anti-national, Pakistan Zindabad and freedom for Kashmir and Kerala slogans and demanding to fight till India’s destruction. Those prostitutes and sex workers sisters are better as they sell their bodies under compulsion but do not sell their nation,” he said in another tweet with a photo of his statement.
मेरे किए गए ट्वीट के गलत भावार्थ निकाले गए । इसलिए मैं अपने बयान को वापिस लेता हूँ । मेरा उद्देश्य किसी की भावना को ठेस पहुंचाना नही था ।— Jawahar Yadav (@jawaharyadavbjp) February 13, 2016
The earlier tweet was not available later on his Twitter account.
JNU students on Tuesday had organised a meet on the campus to mourn the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) co-founder Maqbool Bhat, where anti-India slogans were raised.