Muslim clerics urge UN to take action against Hafiz Saeed for anti-India activities

Aug 10, 2017 12:27 IST

Muslim clerics urge UN to take action against Hafiz Saeed for anti-India activities=With a demand that he should be punished for his "anti-India" activities, over 1000 Muslim clerics and imams from India on 9 August 2017 urged the United Nations to take action against the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed.

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The group passed a resolution to this effect at a gathering in Mumbai at Madrassa Darul Uloom Ali Hasan Ahle Sunnat.

Abdur Rahman Anjaria, who introduced the resolution and is head of Mumbai-based NGO Islamic Defence Cyber Cell, 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 said Hafiz Saeed and the terror outfits he heads are a threat to global peace.

Hafiz Saeed calls India enemy Number one but he himself is the enemy of Islam and humanity. Speaking on Kashmir issue, he said Kashmir is an internal issue of India and no third party should interfere in it.

In 2015, Anjaria had initiated the world's biggest fatwa against the terror outfit Islamic State and got it signed by over 1000 Indian Muslim clerics and imams.

About Hafiz Saeed and Jamaat-ud-Dawa

• Born in born 1948, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is a co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), which operates mainly from Pakistan. The group has had sanctions placed against it as a terrorist organization by the United Nations.

• Saeed is an internationally designated terrorist but is influential among certain religious groups.

• The United States in April 2012 announced a bounty of $10 million on him for his alleged role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 164 civilians were killed including 6 American citizens.

• In case of India, he is considered as one of its most wanted terrorists due to his alleged ties with Lashkar-e-Taiba and his alleged involvement in attacks in India.

• He is listed on the NIA Most Wanted list and India has banned his organisation as a terrorist organisation.

• Earlier in August 2017, Jamaat-ud-Dawa formed a political party named Milli Muslim League party with an aim to enter politics of Pakistan. Reports suggest that the party will follow the ideology of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD).

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