Mumbai, August 10: Over one thousand Muslim clerics and imams on Thursday urged United Nations to take strict action and also demanded stringent punishment for 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed for his "anti-India" activities.
Notably, Muslim clerics and imams passed a resolution at a gathering in Mumbai urging United Nations to take strict action against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed for his "anti-India" activities. The head of Mumbai-based NGO Islamic Defence Cyber Cel Abdur Rahman Anjaria said the resolution, which also denounces the JuD along with several other Pakistan-based terror outfits, has been forwarded to the UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee with a copy marked to the Prime Minister's Office.
Anjaria, who introduced the resolution said Hafiz Saeed and the terror outfits he heads are a threat to global peace. Anjaria also noted that Saeed calls India enemy No. 1 but he is the enemy of Islam and humanity. Speaking on Kashmir issue, Anjaria said Kashmir is an internal issue of India and no third party should interfere in it. Earlier, in the year 2015, Anjaria had also initiated the world's biggest fatwa against the terror outfit Islamic State and got it signed by over 1,000 Indian Muslim clerics and imams.
The United Nations has designated JuD as a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba, a terrorist group founded by Hafiz Saeed in 1992. Also, the US government has put a bounty of $10 million on Saeed who, among other incidents of terrorism, masterminded the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2008. Indian agencies including National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate have registered many cases of terrorism, conspiracy, terror funding etc against Hafiz Saeed.
Interestingly, the Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has reportedly decided to launch his own political party by renaming his terror outfit 'JuD' as 'Milli Muslim League Pakistan' on Pakistan's Independence Day at a function in Lahore on 14th August.