Video shows terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed with Pak army chief

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05 February 2016

An outfit called 'Dawa Productions' has released a controversial video titled Kashmir Banay Ga Pakistan (Kashmir will become part of Pakistan) ahead of the so-called 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' on 5 February.

The video has been posted on the Twitter page of JuD official videos, as per a report in Firstpost.

The video features Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Asiya Andrabi and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief ?Hafiz Saeed along with Pakistan's army chief Raheel Sharif.

The video also had an Urdu caption which said 'Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan.'

At the same time video shows Afzal Guru and a photograph of the Indian Parliament as an explosion is heard in the background.

Major protests were held in Pakistan in 1990 on 5 February to protest 'Indian rule over Pakistan'. After this the then Benazir Bhutto-led government declared the day as a national holiday.

On Wednesday, Saeed had praised the Pathankot airbase attack last month that left seven Indian soldiers dead and encouraged further violence.

He also lauded Kashmiri militant leader Sayed Salahuddin, who heads the United Jihad Council (UJC) that has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"You have only seen one attack on Pathankot. Matters could easily escalate," he said, according to PTI.

Indian officials believe another group - the Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) - was behind the siege.

Meanwhile, notwithstanding Pakistan government's ban on the media coverage of militant groups like the JuD and LeT, Saeed appeared on a private Pakistani channel's talk show recently.

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on November 2 had restrained all Pakistani television channels from 'all kinds of coverage' of the JuD, its front Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and about 60 other proscribed organisations and their leaders.

Saeed made an appearance on a talk show on Channel 24 on January 27 and glorified his organisation's 'public welfare' works and talked about how India and the US were 'pressuring' the Pakistani government to take action against organisations like the JuD and Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Saeed, in reference to the Pathankot terror attack, dismissed the suggestion that the government was 'patronising' some 'non-state actors and banned organisations'.

A PEMRA official told PTI that a notice to the channel would be issued for the violation of the directive.

The UN declared JuD a terror organisation and also individually designated Saeed as a terrorist in December 2008.

The US has already put 10 million dollar bounty on his head.

However, Saeed, who orchestrated the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which 166 people were killed, roams around freely in Pakistan and continues to make many anti-India remarks and speeches.





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