Hafiz Saeed says India will have to 'leave Kashmir' amidst frenzied jihad slogans

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 06, 2013 06:20 hrs

Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has urged India to "leave Kashmir", while addressing a rally in Lahore to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day on Tuesday.

Saeed, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the Mumbai attacks in 2008, said India's army of 800,000 will lose and Kashmiris will get independence, reports The Express Tribune.

Saeed expressed support for all Kashmiri leaders and prayed to God to protect and unite them. He was applauded by supporters amid chants of 'al-jihad, al-jihad'.

Pakistan observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5 to denounce Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region claimed in whole by both countries.

The day has been observed in Pakistan since 1990 to pay homage to Kashmiris and highlight the plight for their birth right to self-determination, promised to them by the international community under the resolutions of United Nations Security Council. The day was observed as a public holiday.

A minute of silence was observed throughout Pakistan at 10am, while rallies, processions, seminars and photo exhibitions were also arranged by Pakistani missions abroad.

Free ration-packages on behalf of the people and the government were distributed among Kashmiri refugees at their camps situated in Muzaffarabad' Bagh' Kotli and Rawalakot districts. (ANI)

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