Soon after his release from house arrest, Jama’at-ud-Dawa chief, Hafiz Saeed has vowed to work for the “freedom of Kashmir”.
In a video tweeted by a handle linked to the JuD hours after the board issued its order, Saeed blamed India for his detention and vowed to work for “Kashmir’s independence”, Hindustan Times reported.
“I am fighting for Kashmir’s independence. I pray to god that may He help me and my community in getting the freedom for Kashmir (SIC),” he said in a video message, reported Zee News.
Mocking India’s opposition to his release, he said that Delhi did everything it can to keep him arrested but all its efforts have been wasted. “It is because of Kashmir that India is after me,” he said, the report said.
Thanking the judges, he said: “Thanks to God, this is a victory for Pakistan’s independence.”
Pakistan’s Punjab province had asked for a 60-day extension to his detention but the request was turned down by the court.
“The review board of the Lahore High Court asked the Punjab government to produce evidence against Hafiz Saeed for keeping him detained but the government failed,” Saeed’s lawyer AK Dogar said.
Saeed was put under house arrest in January in Pakistan.