Hafiz Saeed unfolds verbal battle against India yet again

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Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
Lahore, Jul 26: Even as India and Pakistan are scheduled to meet at the Foreign Minister level on Wednesday, there are extremist factions within Pakistan who are continuing with their provocative rhetoric against India. The person in question is none other than Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

In a strongly worded speech, Saeed has vowed to enter India through Jammu and Kashmir. He is also the founder of the notorious and banned Lashkar-e-Taiba. In his stinging speech, he accused India of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks and said, "From the door of Kashmir we will launch Gazwah-e-Hind (battle for Hindustan)."

Saeed was addressing a meeting when he passed this anti-India comment. He is touring several cities in Pakistan's Punjab province spreading the hate campaign. He also accused India of making a secret deal with Israel to "destroy Pakistan's nuclear assets". New Delhi has again sought to rein in Saeed who has been making anti-India speeches across Pakistan.

With SM Krishna and Hina Rabbani Khar scheduled to meet on Wednesday, Saeed's speech is a dampener in the talks. With both countries seeking to improve relations and engaging in constructive dialogue, Saeed considered the same as an effort from New Delhi to cause harm to Pakistan and to sideline the contentious issue of Kashmir.

Saeed also spoke harshly of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) increasing clout in Pakistan and said, "The CIA had established offices in every city of Pakistan from where they send reports to the US."

Last week saw Saeed visiting areas of Bahawalpur and Multan districts of Punjab province to spread the campaign through public meetings and meeting up with JuD activists. He also spoke at the "Defence of Pakistan" convention in Multan on Friday. He proclaimed that the day was not far when religious parties would come to Pakistan's rescue.

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