JuD threatens jehad over Jammu Kashmir
Lahore, Feb 6: In a blatant threat to India, Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, main accused in the Mumbai terror attacks, said on Friday, Feb 5, that the radical groups would proclaim a 'jehad' over Jammu Kashmir.
Speaking on the occasion of 'Kashmir Solidarity Day', Saeed said that the only message he had for Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram was the liberation of Jammu Kashmir for solving Indo-Pak conflict.
"We are not against composite dialogues. I ask Chidambaram to first come to Lahore before going to Islamabad and hold talks with me. I will tell him a solid solution to the problems between India and Pakistan," said Saeed.
Saeed warned they would wage a jehad if the government ignore the suggestion over Jammu Kashmir.
"There is only one solution to all the problems" liberate Indian-held Kashmir. Otherwise the option of 'jehad' (holy war) is open for us," Saeed said, adding that JUD was also in favor liberating erstwhile state of Hyderabad.
Stating that there would not be any favorable outcome of the dialogues between the two countries, Saeed said that the Pakistan government must start realizing that India will never part with Jammu Kashmir.
"Our rulers get happy whenever India expresses its wish for talks with Pakistan. I want to tell them that India will never talk about liberating Srinagar and Jammu and Pakistan must understand this," he said.
Refering to India's role in the division of Bangladesh from Pakistan and the Babri Masjid demolition, he said that they had tested the Indian Army.
Saeed, who is also the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) said that its time for all the Muslims to stand united against the atrocities meted put against the Muslims in any part of the world.
"Now the time has come to free all occupied areas. We are on the right side," he said as his supporters cheered.
Around 10,000 people attended the event organised by JuD at the Mall Road, which included leaders and activists of other radical groups like Farid Ahmed Paracha of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Hurriyat leader Ashraf Sawaf and United Jehad Council leader Gen Abdullah.