(New Delhi, Jan 2: Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), terrorist and frontal organisation of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is said to be functioning under a different name called 'Tehreek-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool' (Movement for defending the honour of God) after a complete ban by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sources said in Thursday, Jan 1.
With a view to avoid curbs which Pakistan could be forced to apply on it because of the UNSC's restrictions, JuD has renamed itself.
The working of JuD under changed name came to light when senior cadres of the terror outfit organised a rally in Pakistan recently under the banner of 'Tehreek-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool' , sources said.
"We have come to know they (JuD) have started off in a new name," Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon told AIR, adding the website of the outfit is also still being updated.
Infact, JuD was banned by the US seven years ago.
LeT does not believe in democracy and Saeed, JuD founder leader, has publicly declared it several times that 'jihad' is the "only way Pakistan can move towards dignity and prosperity".
India feels that Pakistan is using 'jihadis' as "one of the arms of diplomacy" and due to this reason, it is not taking any action against JuD despite the UNSC ban imposed on Dec 11 in the wake of Nov 26 Mumbai attacks.
Even after such flagrant violation by JuD, Islamabad has turned a blind eye towards it. Sources have disclosed that JuD is still opeartional in Mudrike near Lahore.
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, Chief of JuD who was claimed to under house arrest is moving freely.
India also enraged with the special treatment to Saeed by Pakistan contended that he should be put in a regular prison rather than 'so-called house arrest' since he has been accused of involvement in heinous crimes.
The website of JuD is very much functional and no restrictions have been imposed on the publications of literature and magazines of the JuD despite the UNSC ban.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)