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God gives us chance to get rid of US slavery: Jud chief

Last Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 23:23

Lahore: Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz
Muhammad Saeed on Friday said the killing of two Pakistani men by
US official Raymond Davis was a "God-given opportunity" for
the country to get rid of the slavery imposed on it by the US.

Addressing a Friday prayer congregation at a mosque at
the JuD`s headquarters in Chauburji in Lahore, Saeed said:

"God has given us an opportunity to get rid of America`s
slavery. We should be united in the face of American

Saeed, also the founder of the banned Lashker-e-Taiba
that was blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, warned the
Pakistan government not to hand over Davis to the US.

"If the government yields to American pressure, it
will face the wrath of the people," he said.

The Pakistani people were "very emotional" over the
issue and will not allow the government to "sell the blood of
its citizens", he said.

The JuD also organised a rally in Lahore to press the
government not to release Davis.

A large number of JuD activists and traders joined the
rally held at Hall Road and vent their anger against the US
and the Pakistani governments.

Davis was arrested after he shot and killed two
alleged robbers in Lahore on January 27.

He claimed he had acted in self-defence as the two men
were trying to rob him.

However, Lahore police chief Aslam Tareen today said
Davis had been booked for murder.

Davis was sent to jail after a court remanded him to
judicial custody for a fortnight this morning.

The JuD has been at the forefront of protests
organised in several parts of Pakistan to pressure the
government not to release Davis.


First Published: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 23:23
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