26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed pledges support to 'jihad' in Kashmir

Islamabad: The chief of Pakistan's banned terror outfit Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, has expressed support for Kashmiri separatist leader Masrat Alam who has been arrested on sedition charges.

"We condemn #MasratAlam arrest! India has always used these failed tactics to suppress Kashmiris, will fail again #PakSalutesMasratAlam," Hafiz Saeed tweeted on Friday.

He also said the Pakistan government should intervene in Kashmir.

"Pakistan government should not remain silent on continuous atrocities on Kashmiris! or history will never forgive," he said in another tweet.

Amid growing tensions in Jammu and Kashmir, Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Saeed has pledged full support to Kashmiri separatists and said he backed 'jihad' in the state in concert with Pakistani government and the army.

26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed pledges support to 'jihad' in Kashmir
26/11 mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed

In a swift anti-terror move, Pakistan had banned the JuD in January this year and nine other outfits suspected of fundamentalism and money laundering for terror groups.

The government also froze the bank accounts of JuD and barred its leader Hafiz Saeed from leaving the country for foreign travel.

However, despite the ban, the terror outfit's chief is often reported fanning hatred against India in Pakistani media.

He said Pakistan has two faces on terror and they "consistently overtly or covertly support terrorist activities
against India."

On the recent developments on Kashmir, Trivedi said "the recent developments have proved that BJP, despite so many political compulsions, cannot be compelled to compromise on any issue of national importance."

On how the party reacts to people like Swami Agnivesh sharing the dais with separatists leaders like Yasin Malik, Trivedi said it puts a question mark on the reputation of the person concerned.

"If any famous personality of the country shares dais or tries to boost the morale of separatists, then definitely it puts a question mark on his reputation and his commitment to the cause of nation," he said.

India has repeatedly demanded Pakistan to hand over Saeed for questioning over his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that claimed 166 lives.

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