The BJP likened Karnataka Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah to Hafiz Saeed, the chief of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
Waleed Abu Ali, the Palestine envoy to Pakistan was recalled after he was seen at an event in which Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief Hafiz Saeed was present. It was a matter to which India reacted angrily especially after it had voted in favour of Palestine on the issue of Jerusalem.
New Delhi: There has been an interesting turn of events in the past 48 hours. US President Donald Trump’s New Year tweet, blocking aid to Pakistan and then the ban on Hafiz Saeed’s charities.
United States President Donald Trump has raised the issue of Pakistan’s refusal to act against terrorist groups despite having an obligation to do so and recently, Pakistan has also banned the charities of Lashkar-e-Taiba boss Hafiz Saeed. These are crucial developments where India is concerned as Pakistan has been a perennial problem for long.
The secret meeting of the National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan ended on a positive note. Various issues were raised at the meeting between Ajit Doval anad Nasir Khan Januja which lasted over 2 hours. The meeting was held on December 27, 2017, at Bangkok, a neutral venue chosen so that it was not hounded by the media glare.
Recently the Jamaat-ud-Dawa released a video in which a private army of Hafiz Saeed was shown. It was a group of 100 who were handpicked from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the passing ceremony captured on video was personally overseen by Saeed himself.
He will now travel with 100 security guards. Each one of them handpicked from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and indoctrinated into the outfit’s financial wing, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Nine years have gone by since Mumbai was attacked by ten terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. Fortunately for India, one terrorist, Ajmal Kasab was caught alive and this ensured that the case was built up strongly.
Hafiz Saeed walked out free two days back and obviously everyone but Pakistan is outraged. The man is a headache for security agencies in India and he was the one who masterminded various attacks including the one at Mumbai on 26/11.
Hafiz Saeed, the man with a 10 million bounty as expected put out a grand show of strength after he was released from house arrest. Oblivious to the fact that he was the one who masterminded the Mumbai 26/11 attack and also the US has declared him a terrorist, Saeed was greeted by thousands of his followers.