'Jihad' In J&K Bearing Fruit, Claims Hafiz Saeed21 August 2011
Times of India
Lahore: The 'jihad' in Jammu and Kashmir is 'bearing fruit' and India will soon meet its 'logical end', Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, has claimed. Saeed, the chief of the LeT's front organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawah, made the remarks while addressing a gathering in Narowal district, 70 km from Lahore, on Saturday. He emphasised the need for jihad or holy war, and asked the people to dedicate their lives to this cause. 'The jihad is bearing fruit in Kashmir and soon India will reach its logical end,' he claimed. Explaining the 'wonders' of jihad, Saeed said: 'The US has had to give in in Afghanistan because of the power of jihad and now India will also surrender for the same reason.' He criticised the Pakistan People's Party-led government for 'abandoning' the cause of Kashmir. 'But we will not leave our brethren alone at this hour,' he said. Saeed was briefly put under house arrest after the UN Security Council declared the JuD a front for the LeT in the wake of the Mumbai attacks. He was freed on the orders of the Lahore High Court. The Pakistan government has said it cannot act against Saeed unless India provides evidence linking him to terrorist activities.