Pak groups have right to use Kashmir: Hafiz Saeed

Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, has claimed that Pakistan`s radical groups have the "right" to use the Kashmir issue to "teach India a lesson".

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2011, 23:58 PM IST

Islamabad: Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz
Muhammad Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror
attacks, has claimed that Pakistan`s radical groups have the
"right" to use the Kashmir issue to "teach India a lesson".

Saeed, who currently heads the LeT`s front
organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawah, made the remarks while speaking
at a programme organised by the Nawa-i-Waqt media group in
Lahore yesterday.

Alleging that India was "facilitating terrorist
activities inside Pakistan", he said: "We have every right to
use the Kashmir door to teach India a lesson."

He said India should "quit Kashmir as early as
possible" as any "delay would prove harmful" for it.

Saeed acknowledged that the arrival of the US and its
allies in the region after the 9/11 terror attacks had dealt a
blow to what he claimed was the "freedom movement" in Jammu
and Kashmir.

The US had "pressurised Pakistan and gave India a free
hand to erect fences along the Line of Control", he claimed.

PTI