India on house arrest of Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan says that it didn’t need India’s confirmation or corroboration on house arrest of JuD (Jamat-ud-Dawah) leader Hafiz Saeed.

On Wednesday, Pakistani foreign office said in a statement that government of Pakistan had taken this action in the light of United Nation’s resolution 1267 regarding JuD resolution presented on December 2008.

The Article 41 of the Resolution 1267 implies sanctions on the banned outfits; it states “The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of armed force are to be employed to give effect to its decisions, and it may call upon the Members of the United Nations to apply such measures. These may include complete or partial interruption of economic relations and rail, sea, air, postal, telegraphic, radio, and other means of communication, and the severance of diplomatic relations.”

JuD leader Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was also placed on the list of banned personnel or outfit who could face such sanctions after India accused him responsible for Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

Upon the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, Indian Foreign Ministry had said in a statement that until Pakistan does not take an effective action against the extremist elements, it would be difficult to believe that Pakistan is serious in combating terrorism.

Reacting to Indian statement, Pakistani foreign stated that India exploits the activities of Hafiz Saeed to smear the image of Pakistan, and international fraternity should take notice of the matter, it further added that if India is right in its stance, then it must furnish solid proofs to take the case to the court.

Earlier, Hafiz Saeed had claimed in a video statement that government had kept him under house arrest under the US pressure, as newly elected president is looking forward to strengthening his ties with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as both have their shared benefits.


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