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Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Mohammad Saeed is the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). He is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Hafiz Saeed is the mastermind of the 2009 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people.


In September 2009, Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Pakistan must question Hafiz Saeed who is the prime suspect in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Hafiz Muhammad is a suspected terrorist and is wanted by the Indian Government. He is believed to be in Pakistan. In December 08, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said that his Government will not hand him over to the Indian Government but will try and sentence them in its own courts if it had proof against them.

On September 19, 2009, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik rejected India's sixth dossier saying Pakistan wants more proof against Saeed is not enough to arrest or prosecute in a court of law. On September 21, 2009, Saeed is placed under house arrest. The arrest came three days after police in Faisalabad registered two FIRs under the Anti-Terrorism Act for inciting people to wage jihad. Pakistani authorities have also barred him from leading Eid prayers. On September 21, 09, Chidambaram said Saeed should be interrogated for 26/11 attacks. On September 24, 09, his lawyer, A K Dogar, has filed a court petition seeking Saeed's release from house arrest. On September 25, 2009, Pakistan Punjab IGP said Saeed's movement are restricted only.

On October 12, 2009, the Lahore High Court ordered the case against Saeed to be disposed off, saying the country's anti-terror laws did not apply to him. India outraged over the Court order to dispose off the case.

On 12 October 2012, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking a directive to the Pakistani government to approach the International Court of Justice against the makers of anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims".

Hafiz Saeed has denied visiting areas across the Line of Control shortly before the recent firing that killed three Indian soldiers and one Pakistani soldier. He denied Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's remarks that he visited the area and said that India has no proof of his presence. Jan 12, 2013

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India to raise Jundal's issue during Pak Foreign Secretary's visit
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Yasin Malik wants Kashmir issue to be prime focus of Indo-Pak talks
The chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Tuesday said that he would like both India and Pakistan to take up the Kashmir issue very seriously so that future generations do not continue to suffer.

Pakistan's support to Kashmiri separatists is preposterous
Jalil Abbas Jilani, the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan is expected in New Delhi for a meeting with his Indian counterpart, Ranjan Mathai, on July 4 and 5, as a part of the ongoing dialogue.

BJP asks Centre to investigate about those providing shelter to Jundal
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asked the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre to inquire as to where did 26/11 handler Abu Jundal stay and from which political leaders did he get shelter.

India will raise Hafiz Saeed issue with Pak: R.K.Singh
Union Home Secretary R.K.Singh on Thursday said that India will raise the issue of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed at the secretary-level talks to be held later this month in Islamabad.

India will raise fugitives issue with Pakistan during Home Secretary talks: R.K.Singh
Union Home Secretary R.K.Singh on Wednesday said he would raise the issue of Indian-origin fugitives allegedly living in Pakistan with Interior Secretary Chaudhry Qamar Zaman when they meet in Islamabad on May 24 and 25.

Hillary Clinton arrives at 7 RCR to meet Manmohan Singh
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's official 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence here this evening to exchange pleasantries with him.

Hillary Clinton arrives in Delhi, to meet PM, Sonia
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived here on Monday afternoon after winding up her one-day visit to Kolkata.

Mamata says talks with Clinton constructive, creative
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday described her meeting with visiting United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as constructive and creative.

Clinton echoes India's outrage over Pak's pronounced inaction against Hafiz Saeed
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Pakistan has not taken necessary action against Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, suspected of masterminding the terror attack in Mumbai in 2008.

Pak must lunch serious probe into Mumbai attacks to prevent further global isolation: Report
If Pakistan wants to avoid being a completely isolated country it has no choice, but to launch a serious investigation into the Mumbai terror attacks and punish those who were involved in the heinous act, according to a report.

Abu Jundal's Mumbai attack revelations might land Pak in deep water: Editorial
An editorial in a Pakistani daily has said if the Mumbai 2008 carnage turns out to be a state-sponsored attack, Pakistan would be in deep water, as the U.S. Congress, which is already hostile to Pakistan's role in militancy, might cut off all aid to the country.

Krishna calls on Pak to stop Hafiz Saeed's 'hate India campaign' from its soil
India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has said the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Hafiz Saeed, is still using Pakistan for a "hate India campaign".

Hafiz Saeed accuses India of attempting to 'destabilise' Pak
Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed has said it is not only the United States, but also India that is interfering in Pakistan's internal affairs and is equally involved in activities aimed at destabilisation.

Time Pak dumped 'unreformed jihadist' Hafiz Saeed to foster India ties: Editorial
An editorial in a Pakistan daily has said it is time for Pakistan to decide whether to side with an unreformed jihadist or with India, which is the biggest economic power in the region, claiming that Pakistan has preferred to treat Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as an asset rather than an enemy of the state.

Terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed sues Pak journos for Rs. 10cr for defamation
Jamaat-ud- Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has sent a legal notice to two Pakistani journalists for publishing the news about his alleged meeting with American Ambassador Cameron Munter.

Pak PM Gilani says more evidence needed to arrest Hafiz Saeed
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said there isn't enough evidence to arrest alleged Mumbai 2008 attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

U.S. Envoy Munter denies ever meeting Hafiz Saeed
The U.S. Embassy has categorically rejected an op-ed published in a Pakistan daily that claimed a meeting took place between U.S. ambassador Cameron Munter and Jamaat ud Daawa chief Hafiz Saeed.

U.S. should provide information on Zawahiri's presence in Pak: Hina Rabbani Khar
Reacting to U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton's claim about the presence of Ayman-al-Zawahiri in Pakistan, the country's Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, has asked Washington to tell Islamabad about the whereabouts of the Al-Qaeda kingpin.

Hillary Clinton 'confirms' U.S. bounty on Hafiz Saeed head
U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton, on Monday, confirmed that the U.S. has announced a bounty for terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba's founder and Jamat-ud-Dawa's chief Hafiz Saeed, who was allegedly involved in planning and launching the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008.

NIA charge sheets Headley, Hafiz Saeed, two ISI officers
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday chargesheeted Lashkar-e-Toiba operative David Headley, Lashkar founder Hafiz Saeed and two Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officers for plotting terror attacks in India, including the 26/11 strikes.

JuD terror chief Hafiz Saeed- led Lahore rally sets alarm bells ringing
A Lahore rally held under the banner of the Difaa-i-Pakistan Council (Pakistan Defence Council) and led by Jamaat-ud -Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed has set alarm bells ringing.

Jamaat-ud- Dawa chief Saeed vows to continue jihad against India
Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has vowed to continue the jihad to oust Indian security forces from Kashmir.

Pak should stand firm on Islamic theory to warn US, India: Jama'at-Ud-Da'wah chief
Pakistan-based miltant group Jama'at-Ud-Da'wah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has said that if the country strictly adheres to its fundamental Islamic theory, it will send a tough message for both India and the US.

Lahore High Court moved for Zardari's removal from office
A Pakistan citizen, Hafiz Muhammad Asim, has moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) seeking removal of President Asif Ali Zardari from office and restraining him to function as the head of the state.

Rehman Malik optimistic about sending judicial commission to India within a week
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has expressed hope about sending a judicial commission to New Delhi within a week, after completion of official procedure, to expedite the trial of the accused in the 2008 militant attack case in Mumbai.

India has provided enough documentation against Hafiz Saeed to Pak, says Mathai
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai has said that India has provided enough documentation against Jamaat-ul-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and others under trial in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks to Pakistan to be able to forward their case.

Jamaat ud Dawa gets a reprieve, Pakistan judicial commission to visit India
Maintaining that there is not enough evidence against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik today said Islamabad had no soft corner for anybody and would take action on the basis of credible evidences.

Kasav is a non state actor, terrorist, should be sent to the gallows: Malik
Declaring Ajmal Amir Kasav a non-state actor and a terrorist, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Thursday that he should be sent to the gallows.

'Terror outfit' JuD opens new religious teaching and relief activity front
The Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FeF)- the philanthropy wing of the banned outfit Jamaatud Dawa (JuD)- has included religious teachings in its flood relief activities in Pakistan's Sindh province.

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