While India continues to voice its concern against the growing menace of terrorism on global platforms, Abdul Rehman Makki, the second in command of Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD), has pledged to intensify “jihad” against Jammu and Kashmir.
Makki made these remarks in a speech at the “Shohda-e-Kashmir” conference held at Al-Daawa Model School in Lahore. The event was held to observe the “martyrdom” of militant Abu Waleed Mohammad, who was killed in Bandipora on March 3, 2017 by Indian security forces.
The JuD leader even warned the Pakistani government not to interfere in his group’s continued fight to win freedom for Kashmiris, who according to him, are being ‘suppressed’ by Indian forces.
He praised the spirit of martyrdom of Abu Walee Mohammad, and simultaneously recalled the sacrifices made by tens of thousands of JuD cadres who had waged a ‘jihad’ in Kashmir.
He also condemned the West’s move to label JuD cadres as extremists, Jihadis, fundamentalists and terrorists, and declaring the organization as dangerous for the peace of the region.
Only recently, US President Donald Trump had warned Pakistan for providing “safe havens to agents of chaos and terror”.
Makki went on to blame the Indian government for convincing the international community to declare Hafiz Saeed a ‘terrorist’ and have him placed under house arrest. He said that the leadership in Islamabad needs to be taught to work for the supremacy of Islam, liberation of Kashmir, and to stop being friends with New Delhi.
On former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Makki said, "Allah punished people for stopping others from following the path of Jihad."
Hindus, he said, need to be kept under control.