JuD Supports Pakistan Army's 'jihad' In Kashmir, Says Hafiz Saeed

18 April 2015
Zee News

Islamabad: Banned terror outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa's (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has admitted that his organisation helps the Pakistan Army in supporting Kashmiris. Speaking during an interview with Pakistan's Channel 24, Saeed said, 'There are lakhs of people in Kashmir who are demanding freedom. If the Indian government resorts to firing then we will also retaliate in a strong manner.' 'We support Pakistan, Pakistan government and Pakistan Army in their effort to help the people of Kashmir who don't have freedom. And we call it jihad,' he added. Saeed said further, 'Pakistan and its government have always maintained that people of Kashmir should get their rights. Whatever the Pakistani government does to achieve this is jihad for us and we support Pakistan, Pakistani government and Pakistani forces.' Masarat Alam was arrested by the J&K Police for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and hoisting Pakistan flags at a rally in Srinagar earlier this week. He was arrested by the police and has been sent to seven-day police custody by a Budgam court. Protests have broken out in the area since Alam's arrest and one person has been killed.