More Pathankot like attacks would follow, says Hafiz Saeed

More Pathankot like attacks would follow, says Hafiz Saeed

New Delhi: Pakistani firebrand cleric, Hafiz Saeed, has issued a public warning of more “Pathankot style attacks” by the terrorist has further complicate the possibility of talks between India and Pakistan.

At a rally on Wednesday in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir region, Saeed, 65, referenced the deadly assault on the air force base in Pathankot that killed seven military personnel and said more could follow.

“800,000 Indian troops are committing genocide on Kashmiris. Don’t they have a right to carry out Pathankot style attacks for their defence?” Saeed said.

India has blamed Pakistani terrorists for the Pathankot attack, submitted evidence to prove that the six men who opened fire at the base came from across the border, and demanded action against the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, who plotted the assault.

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Since the attack, Delhi has indicated that it will not reschedule talks between the Foreign Secretaries of both countries that were derailed after the air force base was targeted.

Pakistan has said it needs more evidence from Delhi, which has said “no mutually convenient date” has been found for the suspended talks.

Saeed is responsible for the 26/11 attack in Mumbai in which 166 people were killed in 2008.

Despite a $10 million bounty announced by the US for him, he remains a free man in Pakistan.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that most terror attacks in India originate in Pakistan and urged Islamabad to “show sincerity” in its efforts to crackdown on terrorism.

(With Agencies inputs)

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