Hafiz Saeed comes in support of Masarat Alam, seeks Pakistan govt interventionNew Delhi: India's one of the most wanted terrorist, Hafiz Saeed, has come out in full support of Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam after his arrest by the Jammu and Kashmir government yesterday.At a public
New Delhi: India's one of the most wanted terrorist, Hafiz Saeed, has come out in full support of Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam after his arrest by the Jammu and Kashmir government yesterday.
At a public rally in Faisalabad on Friday, Saeed said that Masarat is not an ‘anti-national element' instead a ‘freedom fighter'. While addressing the crowd, he said: “Charges slapped on Masarat are charges on entire Pakistan.”
“Why did he wave Pakistan's flag? I say he did not wave it in Delhi. He waved the flag in Srinagar. Srinagar is part of Kashmir,” he said.
Saeed also demanded Pakistan government's intervention to serve the interest of Kashmiri people. “Pakistan government should take notice of it. This is not sedition, this is a movement for freedom,” he said.
Calling Kashmiris as his brothers, Saeed said, “We are ready to sacrifice everything for our brothers in Kashmir.”
Saeed also indirectly warned the Indian government that he would not stay away from Kashmir. “Wherever the Muslims face problem, we'll reach there,” he said.
At Wednesday's rally in Srinagar, which was organised to welcome Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's return to Valley after four months, Alam raised anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans while his supporters waved Pakistani flags.
Alam was arrested yesterday under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and produced before a local court which remanded him to seven-day police custody.
Meanwhile, over two dozen people, including security personnel, were injured in Srinagar yesterday when protesters fought a pitched battle with security forces after Friday prayers over Alam's arrest.