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Mumbai mastermind Saeed`s banned group operating openly in Pakistan

The Pakistani militant outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was banned by the United Nations following the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack claiming 166 lives, has been operating openly to raise money on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha.



Washington: The Pakistani militant outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba, which was banned by the United Nations following the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack claiming 166 lives, has been operating openly to raise money on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha.

According to the McClatchy DC report, the Pakistani government seems to have relaxed its enforcement of the five-year-old UN ban on the terrorist organization.

The authorities made no effort to stop the charity work done by two of the Lashkar`s front organizations trying to raise money for the Muslim festival.

The groups have been known to work with the government whenever any natural disaster strikes, the report added.

The peace attempts have been hampered between the two South Asian neighbouring countries after the Mumbai massacre.

Since then, India has been insisting that Pakistan should hand over the leader of Jamaat-ud-Dawa organization, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, which is said to have masterminded the Mumbai attack along with two retired ISI operatives.

However, Pakistan has repeatedly refused to take any action on Saeed, after a high court acquitted him of involvement in the attacks.

From Zee News

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