New Delhi, 31 January 2017
Indian Ministry of External Affairs released a statement on the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed. In a statement, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup stated, “We have seen reports on the Pakistan Ministry of Interior order placing the Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Falah–e-Insaniyet Foundation under the watchlist and also the notification under which the Falah-e-Insaniyet Foundation has been included in the second schedule of their anti terror legislation under United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 1267”.
“We have also noted that Hafiz Saeed and four others have been placed under preventive detention”.
“India has long maintained that the United Nations Security Council 1267 provisions pertaining to listing and proscription of known terrorist entities and individuals must be effectively and sincerely enforced by all member states. We have also consistently called for bringing known terrorists under the ambit of the 1267 sanctions”.
“Exercises such as yesterday’s orders against Hafiz Saeed and others have been carried out by Pakistan in the past also. Only a credible crack down on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organizations involved in cross border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity”.
Hafiz Saeed Releases Video Shot In A Car After His Arrest
Earlier, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, soon after his arrest in Pakistan made a video in a car while he is being escorted by police under detention. In the video addressed to his supporters, Hafiz Saeed blames PM Modi for his arrest. Hafiz Saeed said that Pakistani Government has arrested him under pressure from USA. He said that he was aware that this is going to happen particularly after Trump took over as US President.
Known for his anti US feelings & hate speeches, Hafiz Saeed said in the video that he doesn’t has any issue with US but has problems with India; & because PM Modi is close to President Trump, India has told US President to pressurise Pakistan for his arrest.