Hafiz Saeed threatens India with `Mumbai-like` attack at Islamabad rally

Last Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 14:22

Islamabad: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed has said he will continue his jihad against India until the disputed Kashmir area is completely in Pakistan`s grasp.

Warning that India is at risk of facing a repeat of the November 2008 terror strike on Mumbai, Saeed told his supporters at a rally in Islamabad on Friday to mark Pakistan`s Defence Day by denouncing India as a terrorist state.

The Daily Times said that over 10,000 people gathered to support Saeed and called for a `holy war` against arch rival India.

Saeed`s supporters were left further agitated when told that the United States and India are angry with Pakistan, which he interpreted to mean that God is happy with them.

He further said that they will make every sacrifice for the liberation of Kashmir.

He also criticized New Delhi for giving state honours to Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died in a Pakistani jail earlier this year. Sarabjit, he said, was a terrorist.

India has accused Saeed of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attack, where gunmen brutally killed 166 people and urged Pakistan to bring him to justice after handing over evidence against him.

However, Pakistan has not detained Saeed as yet and has allowed him to live freely in the city of Lahore with police stationed outside his villa.

According to the report, the speakers at the rally openly declared their sympathy for the Taliban group fighting Western forces in Afghanistan.

Hamid Gul, a former chief of the ISI intelligence service, during the rally threatened that there are lot of people in Pakistan who were waiting to conquer India.

Saeed`s supporters chanted `Whoever is a friend of India is a traitor,` the report added.


First Published: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 09:51

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