Hafiz Saeed asks Pakistan military to send troops into Kashmir to teach India lesson

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed commenting on the recent Kashmir issue which had been on the boil for more than a month with at least 58 killed and thousands wounded during protests against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani last month, has asked Pakistan military to send its troops into Kashmir to teach India a lesson.

Published: 16th August 2016 01:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2016 05:50 PM   |  A+A-

Hafiz Saeed AP

In this taken on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Hafiz Saeed talks to The Associated Press in Lahore, Pakistan. | AP

By ANI

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed commenting on the recent Kashmir issue which had been on the boil for more than a month with at least 58 killed and thousands wounded during protests against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani last month, has asked Pakistan military to send its troops into Kashmir to teach India a lesson.

According to Pakistan media, the 26/11 mastermind Saeed has asked this to Army chief General Raheel Sharif.

Last month Saeed had said that the ongoing protests on the Indian side of Kashmir would be intensified and warned that the deaths in the region would not be in vain.

Addressing a meet in Lahore on Tuesday, Saeed said, “This time the people in Kashmir are on streets. This protest has become a mass movement. All groups in Kashmir have united. All the wings of the Hurriyat have become one. The Muttahida Jihad Council and all other groups have come on to the same platform. Those who have died in Kashmir, their deaths will not be in vain.”

At least 58 people were killed and several others injured, with both people and security forces turning hostile in protest-related violence in the Kashmir Valley, after Kashmiris took to the streets to condemn the killing of Wani.

He said Saeed in an event organized to express solidarity with Wani.

Recounting his association with Wani, he said the Hizbul Mujahideen commander was prepared to die after talking to him.

Saeed had also revelaed that he had received a phone call from Asiya Andrabi, the founder of separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Millat, seeking his help to resolve what she called 'the crisis on the Indian side of Kashmir'.

Warning India, he said that it could either accept separatist Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's four-point formula on Kashmir and withdraw security forces from the Valley, or face the decision in battlefield.

He also organised a "Kashmir Caravan" from Lahore to Islamabad.

The caravan, comprising of trucks and buses, stretched for several kilometers, and passed through many cities, including Gujaranwala, Jhelum and Gujarat.

His rallies were attended by federal ministers and religious leaders of various organisations.

The Pakistan's Government direct links with HafizSaeed has been further exposed by Islamabad allowing him to lead an anti-India rally on the Kashmir issue.

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