Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has left the Pakistan government embarrassed by calming that the members of the banned-terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was behind the recent unrest in Kashmir.
A large-scale violence erupted in Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen's 'poster boy' Burhan Wani in an encounter by security forces. Saeed has claimed that several people from Faisalabad entered Kashmir and even died in the anti-India protests.
"Have you seen the pictures of procession when lakhs of Kashmiris came to the streets? Did you see a man who was being carried on shoulders by the crowd? Do you know the man who was leading the procession? He is an 'ameer' of Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT)," Hafiz Saeed said, according to India Today.
Saeed's statement has exposed Pakistan's double standards, which had recently slammed Indian government for allegedly using force to oppress Kashmiris. It also proves India's position which had alleged charges about the involvement of Pakistan-based elements in the Kashmir unrest.
At least 50 people, including 48 civilians, and two policemen have been killed in the violence that began on July 9.
In the wake of Wani's death, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif issued a statement eulogizing slain militant Wani and said he was in a “deep shock.”
“It is deplorable that excessive and unlawful force was used against the civilians who were protesting against the killing of Burhan Wani. Oppressive measures such as these cannot deter the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir from their demand of exercising their right to self determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions,” Sharif had said in a lengthy statement.
In what was seen as further attempts to provoke India, the Pakistan government described Wani as a 'martyr' and declared July 19 as a black day to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
Pakistan has been seeking to exploit the recent round of violence in Kashmir for its advantage at the international level. And, the recent developments had escalated bilateral tensions between India and Pakistan.
Amid escalating hostility between India and Pakistan, the ministry of external affairs has issued an advisory directing officials deployed at the Indian high commission in Pakistan to stop schooling of their kids to schools in Pakistan.
At least fifty five 55 school children will not return to Islamabad for the new academic year. Alternative arrangements have been made for these children to attend schools back home in India or some other country.