Srinagar: Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed who was released from house arrest in Lahore, has said that he he would gather people across Pakistan for the “cause of Kashmir” and try to help Kashmiris get their “destination of freedom.”
In his first address after being released, Saeed blamed India and the U.S. for detention and raked up Kashmir.
“I fight for the case of Kashmiris. I will gather the people from across the country for the cause of Kashmir and we will try to help Kashmiris get their destination of freedom,” he said upon his release.
Saeed has a USD 10 million bounty on his head and was under detention since January.
“I was detained for 10 months only to stop my voice for Kashmir,” Saeed told his supporters gathered outside his residence to celebrate his release.
A judicial body of Pakistan had rejected a request from the government of Punjab to extend his detention by three months.
The LeT chief had been produced before the review board by Pakistan’s Punjab government on Tuesday.
According to reports, a government official told the board there were enough evidences against Saeed to justify his detention.
The review board had earlier allowed a 30-day extension to Saeed’s detention, which is set to expire in the last week of this month. (Agencies)