Jammat-ud-Dawah chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed has threatened India with a ‘surgical strike’ in Jammu and Kashmir.
“(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi had done what he had to. Now it is the turn of Mujahideen to carry out a surgical strike in Kashmir,” Saeed threatened while addressing a rally on Sunday in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“The surgical strike Mujahideen are going to carry out will be remembered for long. Such a strike will not be like that of India’s which is not even acknowledged by the world,” Saeed said amid chants of ‘jihad...jihad’ by his supporters.
Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, who carries a $10mn bounty on his head, criticised the Nawaz Sharif government last week for giving a ‘cool’ response to India over alleged atrocities in Kashmir, saying people in the Valley need Pakistan’s ‘full practical support’.
Soon after India’s surgical strikes across the LoC on September 29, Saeed had warned the Modi government, to get ready for a surgical strike from the Pakistan army.