Updated: December 3, 2017 at 9:46 a.m.
Hafiz Saeed, head of Pakistan's religious group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, delivers a seminar in Lahore, Pakistan, on Monday, 30 January 2017. (Source: AP Photo / KM Chaudary)
In announcing the incursion of Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) into electoral politics, the head of the banned terrorist team and the brain 26/11, Hafiz
Saeed said he would dedicate 2018 to "Kashmiri people fighting for freedom."
"The Milli Muslim League (MML) is planning to participate in next year's general election, and I also dedicate 2018 to the Kashmiri people fighting for freedom," Saeed said as he met with a group of columnists at the Jamaat headquarters. -ud-Dawah (JuD) in Chauburji, Lahore.
The MML was formed when Saeed was under house arrest. He was released recently after a Pakistani court ordered his immediate release.
"I want to tell India that I will continue to support the people of Kashmir no matter what kind of difficulties there are, India wants us to stop giving voice to the people of Kashmir, it is putting pressure on the Pakistani government. Pakistan that the diplomacy of the secondary channels only caused damage to the cause of Kashmir, "he argued.
Earlier this week, Saeed hired a law firm to present a plea to the United Nations on his behalf. He has been waiting for his name to be removed from the world terrorism list.
"This was done to damage the cause of Kashmir." India is angry about my release from house arrest. I warn India if it does not stop the atrocities against the Kashmiris, then this fight will increase even more and face the music. "
However, this would not be JuD's first foray into electoral politics. They challenged the Lahore NA-120 poll A candidate supported by JuD, Sheikh Yaqoob lost the election but got 6,000 votes
Sheikh Yaqoob, a candidate backed by JuD who got 6,000 votes, had announced that the JuD that has the Saeed's blessing would compete in the 2018 elections. Yaqoob was included in a list of US Treasury sanctions of those appointed as leaders of terrorist organizations in 2012.
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