A Jamaat-ud-Dawah caravan led by Talha Saeed, the son of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, today staged a sit-in at the Line of Control at Chakothi, saying they will not leave unless India receives relief materials brought by them for Kashmiris. “We will not leave from the LoC till India agrees to receive the relief goods and medicines we have brought for Kashmiris of Srinagar,” said Hafiz Abdur Rauf, chairman of the Falayh-i-Insaniat Foundation, a sister organisation of JuD. Talking to PTI over phone from Chakothi, Rauf said the Pakistani army and police had stopped them near the LoC at Chakothi.
“We have requested the Pakistani authorities to speak to the Indian army to receive the relief goods, dry food and medicines we have brought here in more than 10 trucks for our injured Kashmiri brethren who are in dire need of it,” he said. The JuD caravan left from Muzaffarabad for Chakothi this afternoon and reached its destination after getting a welcome at Ghari Habibullah, Natian Wala.
According to Ahmad Nadeem, a JuD member who is also part of the caravan, all business activities remained closed in Chakothi and the people gave a warm welcome to them.
He said it has been decided in principle that not a single participant will leave till “our just demand is met”.
“Tomorrow more people will join this sit-in to put pressure on the authorities concerned to persuade India to accept the relief goods,” he said, adding that the FIF and JuD just want handing over the relief goods to the Kashmiris as ‘no politics’ was involved in it.
Talha read out the message of his father Hafiz Saeed to the participants of the rally expressing the resolve that “Kashmir will become (part of) Pakistan”.