Hafiz Saeed
Hafiz Saeed addressing a rally in Pakistan earlier this year.IANS File

Hafiz Saeed, the 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind, has hit out at New Delhi for conducting what he claimed to be farcical elections in Kashmir and said that the battle of the Indian subcontinent was inevitable.

Saeed also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regular visits to Kashmir were part of a conspiracy to silence the people of the state, reports Hindustan Times.

The Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief's address to the party convention in Lahore coincided with Friday's militant attacks in Kashmir which killed 21 people.

"Ghazwae Hind is inevitable, Kashmir will be freed, 1971 will be avenged and Ahmedabad Gujarat victims will get justice Insha Allah," tweeted Saeed.

Thousands came to Lahore this week to participate in the two-day convention that began at the Minar-e-Pakistan grounds on Friday. Among those attending the event were volunteers and members of the JuD recruited after the outfit carried out relief work in the country through its social welfare wing, the Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF).

Saeed said that BJP wanted to win the Kashmir elections by dubious means to give an impression to the world that the region was not a disputed territory.

The JuD chief also said that all Pakistani political parties should be on one platform so that they could have a common policy on Kashmir.

"We should work in a manner so that there is no confusion over what our stand is," Saeed said.

The wanted terrorist said that his organisation would continue to help the Kashmiris on the Indian side of the border. Saeed also vowed to settle scores with India over their role in Bangladesh's war of liberation in 1971.

"No one can stop us in our just struggle," he added. "They are conspiring against us and India wants us to abandon our nuclear programme."

The JuD chief praised Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for raising the Kashmir issue in the United Nations without bowing down to Indian pressure and accused the US and Indian governments of trying to silence him.

"If India can send troops to Afghanistan to help the US, then Mujahideen have every right to go to Kashmir and help their brethren," Saeed said.

The two-day JuD congregation, which received logistical support from the Pakistan government, concluded on Friday.

The Nawaz Sharif government had two special trains run from Karachi and Hyderabad for the event.

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