Hindus protest Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest   

Published: February 2, 2017
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Jamatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Jamatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) demanded an immediate end to the house arrest of their chief, Hafiz Saeed, during protests organised in different parts of the city on Wednesday.

Members belonging to the Hindu community also joined the JuD’s protest at Karachi Press Club on Wednesday.

JuD leader Dr Muzamil Qureshi said that they condemn the house arrest of their leader and that the government has acted on international pressure.

Pakistan snubs India’s statement on JuD chief’s detention

A member of the Hindu Panchayat from Thar, Bano Bheel, said that Saeed may be a terrorist for India or United States of America. However, for the people of Thar, he has proven himself to be a great philanthropist, he said.

Protests were also organised at Water Pump Chowrangi, Johar Chowrangi, Sakhi Hasan Chowrangi, Native Jetty Bridge, Tipu Sultan Road, Shaheen Complex, Punjab Chorangi, Drigh Road and Godown Chowrangi, Korangi.

The Interior Ministry snubbed on Wednesday India’s demand for a “credible crackdown” against militant groups following the detention of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed.

India urges ‘credible crackdown’ following Hafiz Saeed’s detention

“Pakistan does not need any certification or endorsement from India over the recent actions it has taken in relation to Hafiz Saeed,” a spokesperson for the federal Interior Ministry said in a statement in response to Tuesday’s statement by Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

The spokesperson said the actions taken by the government were carried out as per “obligations vis-à-vis listing of JuD under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December, 2008”. He, however, said various actions that needed to be taken under the relevant resolution i.e. arms embargo, travel ban and asset freeze were not taken for some reasons by the previous regime.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2017.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • SuperNeo
    Feb 2, 2017 - 10:38AM

    ET C’mon Stop printing funny news!!!
    wondering whom you are trying to fool by this news.Recommend

  • Nasir
    Feb 2, 2017 - 12:30PM

    @SuperNeo:
    Don’t make foolish comments. What do you suggest? Hindus living in Pakistan are not loyal to their country? Recommend

  • Pure Ind
    Feb 2, 2017 - 1:53PM

    @Nasir:
    they might be but how long will there be hindus in pakistan, guess their population has dropped from 14% to less than 2% since 1947, Prayers for their safety.Recommend

  • Kushal
    Feb 2, 2017 - 1:58PM

    @et; You forgot to mention “…. at gun point.”Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Feb 2, 2017 - 4:39PM

    @Pure Ind:
    When Pak was born , it was 24% Recommend

  • Ak
    Feb 2, 2017 - 5:04PM

    This oft repeated data of Hindu population decreasing from 14% to 2% is deliberately misleading. The % went down due to Bangladesh creation which housed a sizeable number of Hindus. In province of sindh generally Hindu population has remained stable and also economically quite successful.

    Secondly.. JUD has done genuine charity work in Hindu districts of thar as a deliberate strategy to soften it’s image. Their engagement with Hindu population there is now quite real. Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Feb 2, 2017 - 5:18PM

    They have to protest or their daughters will be kidnapped and rapedRecommend

  • Libra
    Feb 2, 2017 - 5:32PM

    @Tyggar:
    A typical Indian Hindu mindset you have. Pakistani Hindus are different.Recommend

  • Billa
    Feb 2, 2017 - 10:45PM

    A typical case of not happy whatever the circumstances.Recommend

  • siesmann
    Feb 3, 2017 - 7:29AM

    So Hindus are not Pakistanis?What is the idea behind mentioning them apart?Recommend

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