“(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi had done what he had to. Now it is the turn of Mujahideen to carry out a surgical strike in Kashmir,” Saeed threatened while addressing a rally on Sunday in Mirpur, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“The surgical strike Mujahideen are going to carry out will long be remembered. Such a strike will not be like that of India’s one which is not even acknowledged by the world,” Saeed, the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba, said in an aggressive tone amid chants of ‘jihad…jihad’ by his supporters.
Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba who carries a $10-million bounty on his head, last week criticised the Nawaz Sharif government for giving a “cool” response to India over alleged atrocities in Kashmir, saying people in the Valley need Pakistan’s “full practical support”.
Soon after India’s surgical strikes Saeed had warned the Modi government to get ready to face a surgical strike from the Pakistan army.
He was criticised here for issuing the statement on behalf of the army.