Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
February 23, Friday 2018 12:26 AM       

       HEADLINES: Kerala initiates NRI chit funds; Centre approves online auction                                              Body of woman found under suspicious circumstances                                              Fire at Kochi refinery                                              Shuhaib murder: Will respond during state meet, says Yechury                                              Party offices, houses destroyed: Bomb attack in Kannur                                              ‘Magician’ Modi can make even democracy ‘disappear’: Rahul Gandhi                                              Medical reports show injury on Delhi Chief Secretary                                              India ranks 81st in global corruption perception index                                              PNB case: ED seizes nine cars of Nirav Modi                                              Khalistani terrorist invited for Trudeau reception                                              Canadian MP apologises for inviting Atwal to Trudeau's dinner                                              Grenade hurled at US embassy in Montenegro                                              Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence                                              Ish Sodhi named in Kiwi ODI squad                                              Kalu Uche's late strike helps Dynamos hold Goa to 1-1 draw                                              ISL: Mumbai City look to keep semi-final hopes alive                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: Israel launches missiles at Syrian military base  
       26/11 Mumbai attack plotter Hafiz Saeed to contest 2018 Pak elections
 
         Posted on :10:53:17 Dec 3, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:18:26:58 Dec 3, 2017
         Tags: Hafiz, contest, Pak elections
 

LAHORE: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed confirmed that his banned outfit Jammat-ud-Dawah will foray into Pakistan's political scene by contesting the 2018 general elections under the banner of Milli Muslim League, which is yet to be registered with the country's Election Commission.

Saeed, who was under house arrest since January this year, walked free on November 24 after the Pakistan government decided against detaining him further in any other case.

"The Milli Muslim League (MML) is planning to contest next year's general elections. I also dedicate 2018 for Kashmiris who are struggling for freedom," Saeed said while meeting a group of columnists at the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) headquarters in Chauburji here.

The JuD, a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group that carried out the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack, formed MML at the time when Saeed was detained in Lahore.

The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba also vowed to continue supporting Kashmiris.

"I want to tell India that I will continue to support Kashmiris no matter what kind of difficulties are there. India wants us to stop raising voice for the Kashmiris. It is building pressure on the Pakistani government. I want to tell Pakistan that back channel diplomacy only caused harm to the Kashmir cause," he alleged.

Saeed, who is accused of having masterminded the November 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people, was placed on the terrorism black list by the United Nations under UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008.

The US too has designated him as a global terrorist and has announced a reward of USD 10 million for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

Saeed also claimed that his detention in Pakistan and Hurriyat leaders in India was part of an international agenda.

"This had been done to harm the Kashmir cause. India is angry over my release from the house detention. I warn India if it does not stop atrocities against Kashmiris then this struggle will rise further and it will face the music," he alleged.

Last September when Saeed was under house arrest in Lahore, the JuD entered in the political arena and contested the by-poll from Lahore's NA-120.

The National Assembly seat had fallen vacant after the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.  His wife Kulsoom Nawaz had won that seat.

Sheikh Yaqoob, a JuD-backed candidate who secured 6,000 votes, had announced that the JuD which has the blessing of Saeed would contest the 2018 elections.

Yaqoob was placed on a US Treasury sanctions list of those designated as leaders of terrorist organisations in 2012.

Saeed and his four aides --  Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain were placed under house arrest in Lahore on January 30 under anti-terrorism act.

The JuD has been declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014.

A A
       WORLD
Next Article: Israel launches missiles at Syrian military base
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence  
Grenade hurled at US embassy in Montenegro  
Canadian MP apologises for inviting Atwal to Trudeau's dinner  
Khalistani terrorist invited for Trudeau reception  
Indian Peacekeepers provide veterinary support to farmers in South Sudan  
Investigate Obama administration over Russia meddling: Trump  
India expresses dismay over emergency extension in Maldives  
Khaleda Zia case: No trust existed when grant came in 1991  
Explosion in Jalalabad kills three  
Regime forces kill 77 in Syria  
Trudeau talks dynastic politics  
Trump takes swipe at Oprah Winfrey  
Israeli warplanes strike Gaza post rocket attack  
Russian church shooting leaves 4 dead  
Iran greatest threat to world: Netanyahu  
Passenger plane carrying 66 people crashes in southern Iran  
Should Melania 'leave' Donald Trump? See what polls say  
Ex-Playmate alleges affair with Donald Trump  
How heroic Indian-origin teacher saved many during Florida shooting  
A Queen's husband will not be buried next to her plot  
7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico  
US will not allow China to 'coerce' nations in Asia: Trump admin  
Australian PM bans sex between ministers, staff  
US will not allow China to 'coerce' nations in Asia: Trump admin  
Pak claims destroying Indian Army post, killing 5 soldiers  
 
Do you think attempts are being to save the real accused in Shuhaib murder case?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy