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Pakistan court frees Mumbai attack accused Hafiz Saeed

Posted by jagoindia on June 2, 2009

Lahore court sets Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief free

A Pakistani court today freed outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and his close aide Col (retired) Nazir Ahmed nearly six months after they were detained following the Mumbai terror attacks.

A three-member bench of the Lahore High Court freed Saeed and Ahmed after hearing arguments by the JuD chief’s counsel A K Dogar, who claimed the detention of the two men violated Pakistan’s constitution and laws.

The three-judge bench, hearing the case, said it will give a detailed order later. Dogar, who addressed the bench for about 45 minutes, said the UN Security Council had only sought a freeze on the JuD’s assets and a travel ban on its leaders and the world body had not demanded the arrest of JuD leaders. He claimed it was not binding under Pakistani laws to implement UN Security Council resolutions.  Saeed was put under house arrest on December 11 last year after the UN Security Council banned the Jamaat, declaring it a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is blamed by India for November 26 Mumbai terror attacks that killed over 160 people.

Saeed was not present in the court today. The Deputy Attorney General of the federal government and the Advocate General of Punjab province rebutted Dogar’s arguments. The Advocate General said it was binding on Pakistan to implement Security Council resolutions as the country was a signatory to the UN Charter.

After hearing both sides, the bench issued a brief order for the release of Saeed and Ahmed. A detailed order is expected to be issued by the High Court later.

JuD activists who gathered at the court began shouting slogans in support of Saeed on hearing the verdict.

A JuD spokesman hailed the courts verdict and said the organisation will continue its relief activities.

The court’s order was a “certificate” that the JuD was not involved in terrorism and the government had been unable to prove Saeed’s involvement in such activities, the spokesman said. Dogar, who shouted slogans like “Allah-o-Akbar (God is great)” along with Saeed’s supporters after emerging from the court, said the JuD chief had been detained on December 11 last year without any valid grounds or reasons.

Saeed’s house arrest was subsequently extended for “some vague” reasons, he said. He questioned why the Pakistan government had implemented the UN Security Council’s resolution against the JuD when India had not acted on 26 resolutions on the Kashmir issue. During an earlier hearing of Saeed’s petition challenging his detention, Pakistan’s Attorney General Latif Khosa had told the court that the government had evidence that showed the JuD’s “prima facie links” with Al Qaida.

This was the first time that Pakistan admitted that JuD has links with Al Qaida. Saeed and Ahmed had challenged their detention through a petition in the High Court.

Saeed and several other JuD leaders were placed under house arrest in the wake of the Mumbai terrorist attacks but most of them were subsequently freed.

A judicial review board of the Lahore High Court had recently extended the detention of Saeed, also the founder of the Lashker-e-Taiba, and Ahmed by two months till July 8. Five LeT activists, including Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah, are currently being tried by an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi for alleged involvement in the Mumbai attacks.

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OIC dismisses 26/11 massacre as mere ‘incident’

Posted by jagoindia on June 2, 2009

India snaps at OIC for remarks on 26/11

Ashwani Talwar 29 May 2009 

NEW DELHI: India has snapped at the Organisation of Islamic Conference, a regular Delhi-baiter on Kashmir, for dismissing as a mere ‘incident’ the terror attack that killed about 170 people in Mumbai.

Delhi on Friday suggested that the OIC could be less ambiguous on the threat of terrorism that the world faced. The ‘Mumbai incident’ figured in a resolution passed by the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Damascus recently.
India shrugged a suggestion in it that that it should resume the structured dialogue with Pakistan, stalled after last November’s terror attack. Delhi’s stand is that it won’t talk till Pakistan shows progress on dismantling its terror infrastructure and bringing Mumbai perpetrators to justice.

The customary Kashmir resolution passed at the May 23-25 meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers in the Syrian capital accused India of human rights violations.

It referred to 26/11 only once while ‘regretting that following the Mumbai incident, India has put a ‘pause’ on the composite dialogue.

In its rejoinder, Delhi has ticked off the Islamic grouping for commenting on India’s ‘internal affairs’ an apparent reference to another resolution that argues that Muslims in India live in fear and economic deprivation.

‘‘The OIC has no locus standi on India’s internal affairs,’’ the External Affairs Ministry said.

‘‘We also note with dismay that in the resolution adopted, the terrorist attack on Mumbai in November 2008 has been referred to as a mere ‘incident,’ it added.

‘‘It is most unfortunate that the spectre of terrorism confronting the international community, of which the attack on Mumbai by elements from Pakistan was an extreme manifestation, is not being unambiguously addressed by the OIC,’’ the Foreign Office said. ‘‘We strongly reject such resolutions.’’ Apart from the one on Kashmir, the OIC passed a separate resolution on the India-Pakistan peace process, again urging the resumption of dialogue. But this resolution did not mention Mumbai at all.

In yet another resolution, the OIC expressed concern over the ‘‘rising activity against Muslims’’ by ‘‘extremists Hindus who are trying to build a Hindu temple on the ruins of the historical Babri Mosque,’’ mentioned victims of the Gujarat riots and urged action on the Sachar Committee report .

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