Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed claimed that the man who was leading the processions following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, was a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant.
Saeed said, “Have you seen the pictures of procession when lakhs of Kashmiris came to the streets? Did you see a man who was being carried on shoulders by the crowd? Do you know the man who was leading the procession? He is an ‘ameer’ of Laskar-e-Toiba (LeT).”
He added that several people from Faisalabad had gone to Kashmir to ‘lay down’ their lives facing the Indian security forces.
Saeed, who masterminded the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, envisioned a Kashmir which would be part of Pakistan, and also said that, ‘the world will witness India splitting into pieces’ one day.
Hafiz’s statements accusing LeT of fuelling tension in Kashmir came at a time when Pakistan is trying hard to gain solidarity with the people over the unrest in the region.
Saeed’s remarks negate Pakistan’s position on Kashmir protests, while it also exposes the hypocrisy of its foreign ministry at an international level.
On the other hand, Saeed’s remark also confirms the involvement of Pakistan-based militant groups in anti-India protests in Kashmir.
“Several people from Faisalabad went to Kashmir, many of them even sacrificed their lives,” Hafiz Saeed added.