Jamat-ud-Dawah chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed spewed venom once again on Saturday, threatening to continue jihad for the liberation of Kashmir, reported news agency ANI.
Addressing a gathering of his supporters in Lahore, the JuD chief said, "Pakistan's defeat of 1971 will be avenged and this will be done by liberating Kashmir from India."
Speaking in Lahore, Saeed assured the roads leading to revenge are in progress in Jammu and Kashmir and this movement would intensify in the near future as it has to go a long way.
“Mashriqi Pakistan (East Pakistan) ka badla lena hai toh, Kashmir se intequm (revenge) ka rasta ban raha hai, nikal raha hai, chal raha hai aur Inshallah yeh tehreek (movement) jaari hai, isne bahut aage jana hai (Defeat of Pakistan in 1971 will be avenged and this will be done by liberating Kashmir from India),” he was quoted as saying by ANI.
Saeed's remark comes as India and Bangladesh are celebrating December 16 as 'Vijay Diwas' and 'Victory Day', respectively.
The 1971 war is heralded as one of the most convincing victories of the annals of the military history. It culminated with the surrender of Pakistani forces in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), with almost 1,00,000 being taken prisoners of war (PoWs), and the conclusion of Bangladesh Liberation War.
The Jamat-ud-Dawa chief, who is a wanted terrorist by India and the United States for his alleged role in masterminding the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai that claimed 166 lives, had recently announced that he would contest the general election in 2018.
The global terrorist carries a bounty of 10 million USD (approx. Rs 66 crore) and continues to exercise a lot of influence in religious circles. He has recently been released from house arrest after a Pakistani court cited lack of evidence against him in Mumbai attack case.