New Delhi: On the eve of 26/11 anniversary, Jamaat-ud-Dawah, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, organised a rally to protest the Pakistan government's move to give Most Favoured Nation-status to India.
At the rally in PoK, the protesters, mostly members of the LeT, JeM, JuD and Jamaat-e-Islami, shouted slogans against the Pakistan government and India. In recent months, the JuD has organised several anti-India protests.
The sanction for terror comes from the very top. If it did not, Hafiz Saeed would not be allowed to spread his poison openlyin Pakistan.
Without money, arms, training – and sanction – from within the Pakistan establishment, 26/11 would have been impossible to execute.
Senior JuD leader Ameer Hamza told the protestors that the organisation's chief, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, has assured Kashmiri separatist leader Ali Shah Geelani that the JuD would oppose any move to give India MFN-status. "When Pakistan announced that it might award MFN-status to India, Geelani called Hafiz Saeed, and he reassured Geelani that we will not leave Geelani alone...India can never be a most favourite nation for Pakistanis," Hamza was quoted by media as saying as the protestors shouted slogans against India.
JuD leaders who addressed the rally accused India of being behind shortage of water that is affecting Pakistani farmers. Several farmers riding tractors participated in the rally, which wound its way from from Azadi Chowk to Nasir Bagh Chowk.
(With Agency inputs)