JuD call to arms to help Kashmiris

Published December 6, 2014
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, waves to the media after a news conference. — Reuters/File
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, waves to the media after a news conference. — Reuters/File

LAHORE: Jamaatud Dawah emir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed asserts that militants have right to enter held Kashmir to help liberate the Kashmiris from Indian yoke.

He also counseled ‘Daish’ and other militant outfits to target Israel instead of pitching the Muslims against the Muslims.

“If India can send its troops to Afghanistan, it cannot say that Mujahideen cannot enter Kashmir to win freedom for the oppressed Muslim brothers,” he argued while speaking at the concluding session of the two-day congregation of his outfit at the Minar-i-Pakistan grounds here on Friday.

Lauding Prime Minister Sharif’s stance in the recent speech in the UN General Assembly and in Muzaffarabad (AJK), he advised him to hold a frank talk with his Indian counterpart on solving the Kashmir dispute under the UN resolutions “and if the latter refuses, then Mr Sharif must side with the Kashmiris in their struggle for freedom.”

Referring to the “tactics” the ruling BJP was employing to win elections in the Held Valley, he predicted that Premier Narendra Modi would prove to be “Gorbachev of India”.

The chief of JuD, an outfit that openly supports jihad in Kashmir, said the Muslims would be left with no option if the US, India and their allies continued to occupy natural resources of the Muslim countries.

Hafiz Saeed urged Nawaz Sharif to put an end to interest-based economic system in the country, declaring that only the principal amount would be returned to the international lenders. He also asked him to work for establishing an Islamic Union on the pattern of the European Union having a common currency and defence system, and Islamic International Court of Justice, for the institutions under the UN had failed to provide justice to the Muslims.

The JuD emir also urged militant organisations like Daish (IS) to fight against Israel, purging the Arab world of the US influence, instead of wasting their energies in Iraq and Syria against their Muslim brothers.

Indirectly addressing the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and other outfits active in Pakistan, he said those who defeated the Soviet Union (in Afghanistan) should also stop playing havoc in Muslim countries by issuing verdicts against Muslim governments, institutions and armies, and should make a beeline to the Held Kashmir for checking Indian atrocities on the Kashmiris.

Published in Dawn, December 6th, 2014

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