NEW DELHI - India on Friday has reacted over the Pakistani court decision of allowing Hafiz Saeed led MML to contest elections and being registered as a political party.
India slammed Pakistan’s efforts to allow registration of Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed’s political party Milli Muslim League (MML) ahead of the elections this year.
While addressing mediapersons in the national capital, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Pakistan is under global obligation to initiate action against the terror accused. “Pakistan is mandated under the United Nations’ law to take action against Hafiz Saeed .
However, instant developments coming out of Pakistan seem to be as an attempt by the establishment to mainstream him and his system as a political party.
Kumar added, “The true face of Hafiz Saeed and Pakistan is for all to see. Not only India, but also the entire international community feels that the action which should be taken against Saeed is not being taken.”
India’s response came a day after the Islamabad High Court set aside a decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to reject the application of Jamaat-ud-Dawah’s political front Milli Muslim League (MML) for registration as a political party. The ECP had turned down the plea of the MML because of its alleged links with banned militant outfits.
Earlier, the Lahore High Court had directed the Pakistan and Punjab governments not to arrest or put Hafiz Saeed under house arrest until further orders. Saeed had moved the court, arguing that government was under the pressure of the United States (US) and India.