JuD chief Hafiz Saeed advised PM Modi to realise ‘what the Kashmiris want’

New Delhi: 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind and leader of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) group on Wednesday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to realise what the Kashmiris want.

Addressing a rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir region, he said, "Modi should also realise what Kashmiris want. Why is he suppressing them by the force of his Army. It is quite natural that when something is suppressed, then repercussions are felt from various directions. They manifest sometimes from here (Pakistan) and sometimes from there (India).”

While praising the last month's Pathankot air base attack, Saeed said, "800,000 Indian troops are committing genocide on Kashmiris. Don't they have a right to carry out Pathankot style attacks for their defence?"

He also lauded Kashmiri terrorist leader Syed Salahuddin, who heads the United Jihad Council (UJC) that has claimed responsibility for the attack. "You have only seen one attack on Pathankot. Matters could easily escalate."

News24 Bureau