Hafiz Saeed urges India to ‘leave Kashmir’

JuD chief expresses support for all Kashmiri leaders, says Kashmir will see independence soon.

Ppi/web Desk February 05, 2013
Supporters of Jamaatud Dawa take part in a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Islamabad February 5, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed urged India to “leave Kashmir” while addressing a rally in Lahore to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day on Tuesday.

“No one could defeat the Muslims... If America had to run away, then India, you will have to leave Kashmir as well,” said Saeed amid chants of ‘al-jihad, al-jihad’.

Saeed expressed support for all Kashmiri leaders and prayed to God to protect and unite them.

“India’s army of 800,000 will lose... Kashmiris will get independence,” he said.

Pakistan observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5 to denounce Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region claimed in whole by both countries.

The day has been observed in Pakistan since 1990 to pay homage to Kashmiris and highlight the plight for their birth right to self-determination, promised to them by the international community under the resolutions of United Nations Security Council. The day was observed as a public holiday.

A minute of silence was observed throughout the country at 10am, while rallies, processions, seminars and photo exhibitions were also arranged by Pakistani missions abroad.

Rallies, demonstrations, human chains by men, women and children were seen at various points across the country as well as in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and at the connecting points between Pakistan and AJK to express solidarity with the struggling Kashmiris despite heavy rain in the area.

People formed Human Chains at Kohalla‚ Azad Patan and Mangla bridges connecting Azad Kashmir with Pakistan in rainy weather. The main function of the day was joint session of AJK Legislative Assembly and AJK Council at Muzaffarabad.

Free ration-packages on behalf of the people and the government were distributed among Kashmiri refugees at their camps situated in Muzaffarabad‚ Bagh‚ Kotli and Rawalakot districts.


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friends of islam | 10 years ago | Reply

saeed hafiz is bad for pakistan he should be put in jail or hended to indians so we can get rid of him and our goverment should focus on betterment of poor nation and its people.

Sunil Kumar | 10 years ago | Reply

Hafeez Saeed and his Organisation is already banned by the international community and pakistan Govt is providing him security??Its rediculous.Neither his requests nor his demands will ever work.He need to read the accession instrument again signed be the then King who urged India to send Indian troops to Kashmir to end the atrocities by pakistan.He himself deliberately bring islam in this terror play and Muslims in India think that we hindu's are anti Muslim but thats not the case. Hafeez Saeed is gonno get what he deserves but not with the hands of US Navy Seals but with the hands of Indian Marcos soon.Our Govt will soon give surprise to pakistan as it is doing by completing pending death penalties. So pakistan be prepared.I think east coast will be good for Hafeez Saeed after his assassination.

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