India cannot prove JuD`s link with 26/11 attack: Hafiz Saeed

Saeed also stressed that JuD has no link with Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group.

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan`s Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attack, has said that India cannot prove his organisation`s link to the mayhem that claimed 166 lives.Saeed told DawnNews that India had sent a 400-page report to the Pakistani government to link his organisation with the attacks but failed to do so. He also accused the Pakistani government of succumbing to the pressure from India and the US.

"Pakistan`s interior ministry tried hard to defend the Indian stance but failed. Pakistan is confronted with internal and external challenges and India is benefiting from that. Even the US is now talking India`s talk," Dawn Monday quoted Saeed as saying.

He revealed that he had written two letters to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to clarify his position and the workings of his organisation.

"We had asked Ban Ki-moon to bring our case in an international court and we had stressed that we are ready to appear before the court.

"The only response we had from him was informing us that he had received our letters," Saeed said.

He also stressed that his organisation has no link with Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group.

"Lashkar-e-Taiba operates in the occupied Kashmir while we are based in Pakistan. There are many other freedom movements operating in occupied Kashmir," said Saeed while calling for the formation of a Muslim version of the UN.

"The UN has shown disregard for Muslim issues. The Muslim nations need to end their ties with the United States and struggle for their rights," Dawn quoted him as saying.

Bureau Report