Sharif shouldn’t have met Modi during Paris talks: Hafiz Saeed

  • PTI, Lahore
  • Updated: Dec 06, 2015 18:42 IST
26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed is the founder of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group, which carried out the audacious 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. (File Photo)

LeT founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for holding a meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during the Paris climate change conference.

“Nawaz Sharif should not have met with Narendra Modi and exchanged smiles with him in Paris. It has hurt the sentiments of the Kashmiri Muslims,” Saeed said at a seminar titled ‘Kashmir Issue and Rise of Hindu Extremism in India’ at the Lahore high court in Lahore here on December 2.

The Pakistani media did not cover the event as the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned any media coverage of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), JuD and Flahai Insaniyat Foundation (FIF).

Saeed founded the LeT whose operatives carried out the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. He has challenged the media ban on his organisations in the high court here which issued notices to the government and PEMRA for reply next week.

In this file photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen shaking hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Paris on the sidelines of CoP 21 summit on climate change on Monday. (PTI File Photo)

Saeed said Sharif should sever relations with India till resolution of the Kashmir issue.

“Nawaz Sharif should announce that there will be no talks with India till it ends atrocities against Kashmiri and Indian Muslims,” he said adding that till the resolution of the Kashmir dispute there should be no trade, no cricket and no talks with India.

Saeed said “When they are not in power they talk about the oppressed Kashmiri people as if they are the champion of the Kashmir cause. But when they are in power they forget them”.

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