New Delhi, July 25: Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed in an interview to a Pakistani news channel, praised Barkha Dutt and Congress party for taking a bold stand on Kashmir. The interview was conducted by a news channel on the backdrop of Kashmir unrest which has claimed 47 life and more than 3400 people were injured. Also Read - Delhi Chalo: Rahul Gandhi Slams Modi Government Over Farmers Protest, Fires 'Suit-Boot' Jibe
Hafiz Saeed who holds a bounty of $10 million was interviewed by a journalist based in Pakistan. Replying to a question on terror related activities carried out by JuD on Indian soil Hafiz Saeed said, “A few fraction of people in India, including in media are accusing me, my organisation (JuD) and Pakistan of terror activities. This is done by them to hide atrocities committed by them against its own people, after which they always blame me what is happening in India”. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In Rajouri District, Army Jawan Martyred
Saeed said, “When I talk on Kashmir, Indian media twist and turn my words to misguide the world. There are some people who are busy doing these things”. (Also Read: Hafiz Saeed leads march for Kashmir ‘freedom’) Also Read - COVID-19: BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari Passes Away, PM Modi Condoles Demise
He further praises well known journalist Barkha Dutt, whom he said is unbiased. He said, “India main Barkha Dutt jaisey log bhee maujood hain bohot acchey baat karneywaley bhee maujood hain (In India good journalists like Barkha Dutt are also present and there are many who make sense)”.
Moments after Saeed praised Barkha, she tweeted, “Repulsed by Hafiz Saeed trying propaganda points on my work. None of your business. You’re a terrorist. That you’re free is Pakistan’s shame”.
He also spoke about few Congress leaders who according to Saeed had said to BJP that, “Pakistan is not responsible for what is happening in Kashmir”. Saeed, a mastermind behind the 26/11 terror attack said that, those few people who are against him are always ready to blame him for what he had not done.
Last week Saeed led a ‘Kashmir Caravan’ from Lahore to Islamabad and vowed to march towards Jammu and Kashmir “till Kashmiris get freedom”.
Meanwhile, curfew remained in force in five districts of the Valley and some parts of Srinagar as precautionary measures. The Valley has been shut for the 16th consecutive day, following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.
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