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Palestine ambassador attends JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's rally in Rawalpindi; India says it will react 'strongly'

New Delhi: India will strongly take up with Palestine the issue of its ambassador in Pakistan attending a rally organised by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

File image of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed. AFP

File image of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed. AFP

"We have seen reports in this regard. We are taking up the matter strongly with the Palestinian ambassador in New Delhi and with the Palestinian authorities," external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

He was reacting to a query on reports and photographs of the Palestinian ambassador participating in the rally.

According to reports, Palestinian ambassador in Islamabad Walid Abu Ali attended a large rally organised by the Difa-e-Pakistan Council in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Friday morning.

Difa-e-Pakistan (Defence of Pakistan) Council is an alliance of Islamist groups in Pakistan, including Saeed's outfit.


Published Date: Dec 30, 2017 09:28 AM | Updated Date: Dec 30, 2017 09:28 AM

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