India on Hafiz Saeed's house arrest: Only a credible crack down would prove Pakistan's sincerity

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 31 January 2017, 03:52 PM
Jammat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed
Jammat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Tuesday said that Monday’s orders against Jammat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed have been taken by Pakistan in past too. He said that only a credible crackdown on the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind would be a proof of Pakistan’s credibility.

“Exercises such as yesterday’s orders against Hafiz Saeed and others have been carried out by Pakistan in the past also. Only a credible crack down would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity,” he said.

Amid pressure on Pakistan from the Trump administration, Hafiz Saeed and four others were on Monday night put under detention here in Punjab Province.

Punjab government’s Home Department issued the detention order of Saeed and Lahore Police reached JuD headquarters in Chauburji to implement the order, JuD said.

Punjab government’s action comes amidst pressure on Pakistan from the Trump administration that it must take action against JuD and Saeed to avoid sanctions.

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JuD is the front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit which is responsible for numerous terror attacks in India, including the Mumbai terror strike of November 26,2008, which was masterminded by Saeed.

The Ministry of Interior, in its January 27 order, has “placed Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JUD) on the Watch List and have listed these organizations in the Second Schedule of the ATA 1997 (as amended).

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 03:49 PM
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