Jammat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed Saturday vowed to take revenge from India for its role in the creation of Bangladesh.
Speaking in Lahore, Saeed said, “Mashriqi Pakistan (East Pakistan) ka badla lena hai toh, Kashmir se intequm (revenge) ka rasta ban raha hai, nikal raha hai, chal raha hai aur Inshallah yeh tehreek jaari hai, isne bahut aage jana hai (If we want to take avenge East Pakistan, then the road for revenge runs through Kashmir. This ongoing movement has a long way to go )”.
Saeed’s remark comes as India and Bangladesh celebrated December 16 as ‘Vijay Diwas’ and ‘Victory Day’, respectively.
He said India has repeatedly boasted about its role in the creation of Bangladesh.
“ Indira Gandhi said in the Indian Parliament that by creating Bangladesh we have thrown the two-nation theory into the sea. Even Narendara Modi boasted about his role in the creation of Bangladesh and got a medal from Mujeeb-ur-Rehman’s daughter (Bangladesh prime minister) Sheikh Haseena,” he said.
He alleged India was sending suicide bombers into Pakistan from Afghanistan and carrying out “terrorist activities in Balochistan.”
Saeed, who was recently released on court orders by the Pakistani government after remaining under nearly a year-long house arrest, is accused by India of orchestrating the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which over 160 people were killed, charges he has repeatedly denied.
The United States, which has declared a $10 million bounty on his head, had asked Pakistan to re-arrest him and charge him for his “crimes.”