NEW DELHI: Alleged Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s son-in-law Khalid Waleed has said India should prove allegations against Hafiz Saeed or “stop crying.”
Waleed, who’s reportedly being groomed by Saeed to take over Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and anti-India operations, told New Delhi to stop crying on America’s shoulders.
“India is always crying internationally. Why don’t you provide evidence instead of just using television clips of the Mumbai attacks? America has asked for Hafiz Saeed’s re-arrest only because of pressure from India,” Waleed told Hindustan Times.
His statements come amid several Pakistani leaders defending JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s release and openly supporting the Kashmir cause.
Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, in a television interview, also backed Saeed’s release and his outfit’s role in Kashmir cause.
”I like Hafeez Saeed a lot and support his outfit JuD,” Pervez Musharraf said, adding, ”I am a big Lashkar-e-Taiba’s supporter also.”
Saeed, the co-founder of LeT and Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief, was freed by the Lahore High Court (LHC) after 297 days of house arrest.
His release was met with global outcry, with the United States warning Pakistan of repercussions if he’s not immediately re-arrested.
Saeed, who carries a bounty of $10 million on his head for terror activities, filed a petition in the United Nations asking his name to be struck off from the list of global list of designated terrorists.
US Congress member Tulsi Gabbard tweeted on Tuesday, “Ridiculous-Not only did Pakistan give refuge to Bin Laden, responsible for attacks against US on 9/11, Pakistan set free a terrorist who has a $10 million American bounty on his head. Saeed was the mastermind behind the Mumbai attack that killed hundreds, including six Americans.”