On February 21, the Pakistan government announced it had banned the JuD and FIF, amid intense global pressure to rein in the militant groups following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans.
Saeed, who was listed as a terrorist in the UNSC Resolution 1267 sanctions committee, had appealed against the UN decision through Lahore-based law firm Mirza and Mirza in 2017, while he was still under house arrest in Pakistan.
The surge in operations against proscribed organisations comes in the wake of Indian government handing over dossier demanding strict actions against Jaish-e-Mohammad, responsible for Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel on February 14.
Pakistan has cancelled the licenses of 44 weapons issued to JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and other members of his organisations, citing security reasons. An official of the Punjab Home Department said the step has been taken in line with the government’s action against Saeed and his organisations – the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falaha-e-Insanyat (FIF).
An FIR will be registered against Jamaat-u-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, a senior Pakistani minister has said, without clarifying under which case the Mumbai attack mastermind would be booked. “Action against Saeed has been taken after taking all institutions on board. The government has put Saeed under house arrest for the time being but an FIR […]
Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has been placed under house arrest. This was reported by Pakistan media quoting sources in Punjab’s provincial government. In a video message issued before his arrest, Saeed blamed the bonhomie between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump for the latest action. He also […]
Patna, Feb 15 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday demanded proof from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for putting the onus of Jawaharlal Nehru University row on LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. Kumar added that instead of making such baseless allegations, the people who raised anti-national slogans in the university must be identified. Kumar further stated that in 2019 General Assembly elections, people will throw them out seeing the way they are running the country.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Prakash Karat on Monday visited the JNU campus to express solidarity with the protesting students. Taking potshots at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that JNU incident was supported by Hafiz Saeed, he said that Home Minister relies on a 'fake' Twitter handle. He further said that they were not perturbed by some unwarranted elements imposing the label of 'anti-national' on them. Karat added that they are prepared to face everything and are not worried about being labelled anti-national or something.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday attacked people for questioning the authenticity of Hafiz Saeed’s hand in JNU row and asked why they have become the lawyer of the LeT chief. BJP spokesperson SudhanshuTrivedi stressed that instead of being sensitive to national security, they (Opposition) are hell bent on tarnishing the image of the country. Calling the demand of such people as unfortunate and condemnable, Trivedi said the basis on which the government decides is not a subject of political discourse.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Sunday questioned Home Minister Rajnath Singh's claim that event about Afzal Guru in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus had the support of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. The CPI (M) politburo member further asserted that if the Home Minister managed to bring up any evidence of 'anti-national' or terrorist activity in the varsity, then the CPI (M) will support necessary action in national interest. Amid a massive faceoff over the JNU controversy, Singh earlier alleged that 'anti-national' protests in the JNU campus had the backing of the LeT chief Hafiz Saeed.