Hafiz Saeed’s Friday sermon in Lahore; calls for jihad against India, says 1971 war will be avenged

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New Delhi | Updated: September 30, 2016 8:17:29 PM

Hafiz Saeed on Friday launched a terror rally in Lahore in which he called for 'Jihad' against India.

Hafiz Saeed on Friday launched a terror rally in Lahore in which he called for 'Jihad' against India. (AP)Hafiz Saeed on Friday launched a terror rally in Lahore in which he called for ‘Jihad’ against India. (AP)

Hafiz Saeed on Friday launched a terror rally in Lahore in which he called for ‘Jihad’ against India, according to a Times Now report. From requesting Pakistan to stay united in the matter of national defense to talking about avenging the 1971 war, he tweeted all on his Twitter handle (which is not verified but is being quoted by all the TV channels). He wrote, “Freedom of Kashmir will be the beginning of India’s destruction. A lot has to be avenged including #1971.” He requested politicians, religious groups to stand united. “I would request politicians, religious groups to stand united in the crucial matter of national defense.” “We have offered funeral prayers in absentia of our brave soldiers who were martyred yesterday by Indian provocation at #LOC. This comes a day after India annouced that it conducted surgical strikes across Line of Control (LoC) causing significant casualties to the terrorists. Nine Pakistani soldiers and 35-40 terrorists, who were planning to infiltrate into India to carry out attacks, were killed in the operation by the Indian Army.

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Earlier, Pakistan has asked the chiefs of terrorist organisations operating from its territory to lie low for the time being. It seems that Pakistan is fearing that the Indian army may now attempt to eliminate the terror chiefs. Sources told India Today that there is a strategy behind Pakistan’s plan of not publicly acknowledging the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army. The strategy is in consonance with the fact that Pakistan has never accepted the presence of terrorists on its land. That the country has never “owned up to Pakistani jehadi factory or a terrorist.” hence, it can’t be expected that Pakistan would accept that terrorists were killed in surgical strikes by India. As that would be “a sign of admission that there are terror camps”, in Pakistan, India Today reported.

Meanwhile, Uri terror attack martyr Hawaldar Ashok Kumar Singh’s widow Sangita Devi urged PM Narendra Modi to kill Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Hafiz Muhammad Saeed in the same way as the US forces shot 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in May 2011. Sangita Devi, whose son and nephew are also in the Army, said the Narendra Modi government should not hesitate to bomb all the terrorists and their patrons in Pakistan so that no Indian soldier’s wife is widowed like her.

In a public address in Faisalabad, the JuD chief and mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack warned India of a “befitting response” for its military operation in PoK, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now know what is meant by “surgical strikes”. “We will tell you what is a real surgical strike…and you will get the deserved response soon,” Saeed said.

“I want to tell Indian media to see soon how Pakistani Jawans conduct surgical strikes. Let me tell you…the US will not be able to help you,” he said. “Now it is Pakistan’s turn to give a befitting response to India. Narendra Modi will now know what is meant by surgical strikes,” Saeed said.

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