Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Only $10 Million Bounty, Hafiz is Priceless
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is a renowned Islamic scholar and leader from Pakistan, his organization Jamat Ud Dawa, is among the most popular nonpolitical organization in Pakistan, related to Ahl e Hadith School of thought, Jamat Ud Dawa is alleged to be supporting Jihad e Kashmir as well.
Despite the myths spread about Hafiz Saeed, the fact is that Jamat Ud Dawa is widely involved in welfare activities on national level, they have a wide and organized network of clinics, hospitals, masjids, madrasas, schools and various welfare activities, thousands of volunteers are permanently working for Jamat Ud Dawa as well everyday many people temporary volunteer in the events and routine activities.
There are many organizations working in the Kashmir, involved in Jihad, Jamat Ud Dawa openly supports them, and in most of the cases contribute in the Jihad as well.
After the Mumbai attacks, Indian Government has put allegation upon Pakistan, specially on Hafiz Saeed and Jamat Ud Dawa, a resolution was also raised in the UN security council, which was later approved and as a result of which Offices, Schools, Madrasas of Jamat Ud Dawa were sealed as well as their bank accounts were freeze by the Government of Pakistan. Hafiz Saeed was victimized. But, he countered the allegations and later came out innocent. The court declared Hafiz Saeed innocent, and all his organizational activities were resumed. This was a large success not only for Hafiz Saeed and Jamat Ud Dawa but for all the Islamic organizations of Pakistan as they can now work freely under the liberty provided by the constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Keeping in mind the American involvement in Pakistan, the drone attacks and the NATO supply issues, Jamat Ud Dawa along with other 40 other organizations, organized a forum with the name of "Difa e Pakistan" (Defend Pakistan), this council organized conferences in key cities nationwide with the name of "Difa e Pakistan Conference" (Defend Pakistan Conference) this was a great step, to mobilize the public and give them the courage to speak openly against the American imposed policies. Despite all the criticism of the secular parties, masses attend these conferences and give full support; these council / conferences also contain some organizations previously banned by Government of Pakistan, some are still under restriction though. But despite that this was a necessary step in making them familiar to the mainstream political affairs. Seeing the masses in conferences it was also said by some political analyst that it might possible that Hafiz Saeed
can join politics and take part in next elections, however Hafiz denied this.
03 April 2012, USA named 10 Million dollars on Hafiz Saeed's head, he was included in the list of most wanted terrorists by USA, and this step was done after the restless efforts and pressure done by Indian Government. In an interview by Geo, on this decision taken by USA, Hafiz Saeed replied, "I have faith, if my death is written then no one can keep me alive, but if Allah wants me to live, no one can kill me but Allah, we will spread our Dawa in whole Pakistan including FATA too". The Islamic organizations of Pakistan condemn this step of USA to put Hafiz head on bounty. On April 04, 2012 Ameer e Jamat Islami Syed Munawar Hasan said, "America want to finish each voice raised against its oppression and cruelty, but the nation is with Hafiz Saeed and will die for his protection indeed". Islamic organizations have showed their full support with Hafiz Saeed and Jamat Ud Dawa. Social media is flooded with the messages in Support of Hafiz Saeed.
Now, when these lines are written Hafiz Saeed travelling freely in Pakistan while Pakistani Government still thinking what step to be taken.
In my opinion this is the time to show USA, that we are not slaves, we don't want relations with USA but if its necessary then on equal basis, we can not put a person in jail or hang him to death, just because USA and India disliked him after he is been freed by our courts and found innocent. The Pakistani government should take courageous steps; this will give us a strong reason to deny all the decision imposed on Pakistan by USA.