Hafiz Saeed, however, claimed that he had been detained by the Pakistani government in order to stop him for raising voice for Kashmiris.
The government on January 30 had put Saeed and the four leaders of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat (FIF) under house arrest in Lahore under the country’s anti- terrorism act.
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Hafiz Saeed claimed that he was neither a security risk nor has his outfit ever engaged in terrorist activities.
Hafiz Saeed alleged that the growing bonhomie between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the reason behind his detention.
However, he did not say whether the Akhnoor attackers were linked to Jamaat-ud Dawa.
An audio tape of the purported conversation between Burhan Wani and Hafiz Saeed was reportedly intercepted by security agencies,
Hafiz Saeed said the US’ target is Pakistan’s nuclear programme, and the US wants to damage it with the help of Israel and India.
Pakistani newspapers begin to talk honestly about Hafiz Saeed and his operations
The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief rejected allegations that his organisation is promoting extremism in Thar area of Sindh, which borders India, by opening seminaries in the poverty- stricken arid region.
The JuD said it is not parallel court and does not issue any kind of summons or seek money for arbitration.
The JuD has set up the ‘Sharia Court’ with its headquarters at Jamia Qadsia, Chauburji, under a Qazi (judge)
who is assisted by Khadmins (court associates) to decide complaints.
Headley had revealed that he had “arranged” a fund-raising programme for the Shiv Sena in the US and had planned to invite Thackeray to the event.
“The order to ban the JuD (on media) has not come from Islamabad but from Washington,” he said in a statement issued in Lahore.
A home minister who is irresponsible about quoting sources invites implications.