NEW DELHI: India criticised Palestine on Friday for its ambassador in Pakistan sharing a platform with Jamaatud Dawa/Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed at a rally in Rawalpindi.
India has said, “it is serving a strongly worded demarche to the Palestine government, expressing displeasure.”
In a late evening statement, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson said, “We are taking up the matter strongly with the Palestinian ambassador in New Delhi and with the Palestinian authorities”.
Pictures of the Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan, Waleed Abu Ali circulated on social media after he reportedly attended a rally organised by the Difah-e-Pakistan Council in Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi. Difah-e-Pakistan Council is an umbrella group of 40 religious groups in Pakistan, headed by the JuD chief, Hafiz Saeed. Saeed is banned as a global terrorist by the UN and is accused as the mastermind of the 26/11 attacks. Saeed used the rally to call for an “Islamic summit” to defend Jerusalem from Israel.