Days after Jamaat-ud-Dawa’s chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, along with his four aides, was put under house arrest, that group has rebranded under the new name of ‘Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir’.
Earlier before his arrest, Hafiz Saeed indicated that to “expedite the freedom of Kashmir” he might launch Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir (TAJK).
According to PTI report, the group is also planning to hold a big Kashmir conference tomorrow in Lahore after evening prayers. The TAJK has reactivated its donations centres in different districts of Punjab, including Lahore, which is the hub of its activities.
A police official said law enforcement agencies were keeping a close eye on the activities of Saeed’s network and appropriate action would be taken.
“It is a sensitive issue and a measured response is needed to fulfill the international obligations of the country and deal with any possible fallout due to protest by followers of Saeed,” he said.
The government on Monday had placed Saeed and his four accomplices — Abdullah Ubaid, Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Niaz — under house arrest in Lahore.
The Interior Ministry had also placed Saeed and 37 other JuD and FIF members on the Exit Control List (ECL), barring them from leaving the country.
After Saeed was placed under house arrest, India had said that it was not impressed by Saeed’s detention and instead asked for a “credible crackdown” on terror outfits. New Delhi reasoned that only a strong action by Pakistan against these terror outfits will prove its sincerity adding that such actions have been taken in the past too.