Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa applies for Indian visas to help those injured in Kashmir

A new video released by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) — Hafiz Saeed's (proclaimed as a terrorist by the United Nations and is wanted by India for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks) organisation in Pakistan — has appealed their government to give them permission to go to Kashmir so that they can provide medical help to those suffering in Kashmir.

Hafiz Saeed. PTI

Hafiz Saeed. PTI

According to India Today, a team of doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff belonging to JuD have applied for an Indian visa to help wounded and injured in Kashmir, which has been embroiled in unrest ever since Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani was killed.

According to India TV, Saeed on Sunday had claimed that Wani had called him on the phone and informed him about the operation that he was working on.

Reacting to Nawaz Sharif's recent words expressing support for Kashmiris, Sushma Swaraj said that Pakistan has never exported good wishes to Kashmir but only weapons and terrorism.

Her strongly-worded statement comes after Sharif's statement on Friday at Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir that Pakistanis were waiting for the day when Jammu and Kashmir would become a part of Pakistan. "Their movement for freedom cannot be stopped and it will be successful. You are aware of how they are being beaten and killed. All our prayers are with them and we are waiting for the day Kashmir becomes Pakistan," the Dawn quoted Sharif as saying.

She stated that in the last few days, the Pakistani leadership, including Prime Minister Sharif, have praised a wanted terrorist Wani as a martyr. "He was carrying an award of Rs. 10 lakh on his head because he had perpetrated heinous crimes including murder of elected representatives of local bodies and security forces/personnel," Sushma Swaraj said.

"Even more condemnable than these deplorable attempts from across our border to incite violence and glorify terrorists is the fact that these attempts have been undertaken by Pakistan's state machinery in active partnership with UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed and other leading terrorists belonging to internationally proscribed organisations."

With inputs from IANS

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Updated Date: Jul 25, 2016 16:03:44 IST

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