The United Nations Security Council might have declared it a terrorist outfit and imposed sanctions on it, but the Jamaat-ud-Dawah is alive and kicking — at least on the internet.
Jamaat’s website, www.jamatdawah.org, is being updated daily with new articles, news and views. This, Indian agencies say, is another example of how the UNSC ban exists only on paper while the terror outfit continues to function without any restrictions in Pakistan.
The website carries a news report in the “News and Views” section dated December 16 regarding protests in Karachi against the ban on the Jamaat. The article says “scores of women and children protested the government’s ban on Jammat in front of the Karachi Press Club on Monday, and said this ban will result in extinguishing the flame in countless kitchen stoves around the country”.
An article dated December 14 is titled, “A Brief Encounter between Manmohan Singh and Jama’t-ud-Da’wah (JD) in a Dream”.
Another article on the website, dated December 11 and titled Atma Ghataki Pathak members carried out Mumbai suicidal mission to derail Karkare investigations into army-terrorist nexus says that “Saffron terrorist groups belonging to Sangh Parivar were behind the recent Mumbai Carnage”.
New Delhi believes that Jamaat is a front organisation for the banned Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, which it holds responsible for the Mumbai terrorist attacks.