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Attacks inside Pak not ‘jihad’, says Hafiz Saeed

Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed has given a ‘fatwa’ that militant activities within Pakistan cannot be considered a part of ‘jihad’ and asked terrorists to desist from carrying out attacks in the country.

world Updated: Jun 18, 2013 00:18 IST

Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed has given a ‘fatwa’ that militant activities within Pakistan cannot be considered a part of ‘jihad’ and asked terrorists to desist from carrying out attacks in the country.

“Militant activities in Pakistan do not fall in the category of jihad. I appeal to all jihadi organisations not to carry out attacks inside Pakistan as it is not jihad (holy war). America and India are taking benefit from their activities,” Saeed alleged in a statement.

Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind who heads the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, issued the statement militant attacks in the southwestern province of Balochistan.