M Zulqernain Lahore, Dec 6: With logistical support from the government, outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed today told his supporters that Pakistanis should come forward and help the Kashmiris in getting "freedom" from India.
"If India can send troops to Afghanistan to help the US then Mujahideen have every right to go to Kashmir and help their brethren. Kashmiris are clamouring for help and it is our duty to respond to their call," he said addressing a JuD congregation at historical Minar-e-Pakistan ground here. The two-day congregation concluded today.
A large number of Saeed's supporters reached Lahore from across Pakistan. The Nawaz government had also run two special trains from Karachi and Hyderabad to transport to the JuD congregation. Saeed, who roams around freely in Pakistan despite being a designated terrorist, also asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to tell India firmly that the Kashmir issue had be resolved peacefully under the United Nation's resolution.
Otherwise it would be obligatory on him to extend his government's full support to Kashmiris in securing freedom. "We want to tell Nawaz Sharif that if India does not listen 'a language of love' then he should provide an open support to the Kashmiris for their freedom struggle," Saeed, who is also the founder of banned terror group Laskar-e-Taiba, told his supporters.