Updated: July 22, 2016 6:17:43 pm
For the first time since the attack in Pampore left eight CRPF men dead, Abdur Rehman Makki, second-in-command of Jamaat-ud-Dawa and brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed, has referred to the June 25 attack carried out by two terrorists, saying “do sheron ne gidaron ke convoy ko gher liya (two lions surrounded the convoy of jackals)”. He has urged Pakistanis to join them to “wage a war against India”.
Speaking at a rally in Gujranwala in Pakistan where Hafiz Saeed was on the stage with him — a video of the event was uploaded Sunday, the day after the attack — Makki said: “I was going to a meeting in Rahim Yar Khan, when the Indian media began screaming ‘in Pampore, our army, our heroes were coming from training in big buses, two terrorists surrounded them’. But two lions surrounded the convoy of jackals.”
He said Indian generals announced the death of eight personnel.
The video of his speech was posted on some Facebook accounts with links to Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front outfit of the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba, founded by Hafiz Saeed and now banned in Pakistan.
While Makki was among the first speakers at the rally, Saeed was among the last. The rally lasted for about 90 minutes.
Saeed told the rally that “when (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi was signing agreements in Washington, the Srinagar-based XVI Corps commander General Hooda (Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda) was saying they have lost the war in Kashmir”.
Saeed praised the people of Gujranwala and called them “shaheedon ke waarison (the children of martyrs)… .mubarak ho aapko… aap ki khoon rang la rahi hai (congratulations. your blood is showing its colour)”. He went on to allege that Indian airports were now “hosting drones used by the US, which are bombing and killing hundreds of Pakistanis”.
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