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India      Five militants killed in Manipur
India      Two PLFI cadres killed in encounter in Jharkhand
India      Surrendered Maoist killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh
India      Woman injured in Pakistan shelling at LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
India      Exchange of fire reported between NSCN-K-Assam Rifles in Nagaland
India      Police arrests two Maoists in Telangana
India      AKRSU organizes rally in Assam to seek separate state of Kamtapur and ST status for Koch-Rajbongsi
India      UK govt seizes assets owned by Dawood Ibrahim, says report
Sri Lanka      President signs Gazette Notification to operationalise OMP
Pakistan      Punjab Government refuses to let off JuD chief Hafiz Saeed
India      More SFs to be deployed in Maoist affected areas, says DGP in Odisha
Nepal      Government is preparing to put constitution amendment bill to vote in Parliament after local elections, says Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba
Bangladesh      Police began scanning security guards as militants are taking up jobs at security service companies, say Police officials
India      Kashmir unrest result of cross-border terrorism from Pakistan, India assert at UN
India      Rohingya refugees are a threat to national security, says Rajnath Singh

Punjab Government refuses to let off JuD chief Hafiz Saeed

Punjab Government on September 12 opposed the release of mastermind of Mumbai terror attack and chief of Jama’at-ul-Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Saeed, informing the Lahore High Court that freeing the cleric from house arrest is likely to create unrest in the province, reports Times of India. Punjab Home Department submitted a written reply in the court during the hearing of an appeal for Saeed's release, stating that he was put under house arrest under the anti-terrorism laws to stop him from collecting funds — which is a violation of various resolutions of the United Nations. A K Khokar, Saeed's counsel, argued in court that his client's detention was illegal and baseless, thus the order of keeping him under house arrest be immediately withdrawn. "The defendant was put under house arrest after the US threatened to cut Pakistan's aid, it was done without any cases being registered against him," Khokhar told the court. The judges, however, pointed out to Saeed's lawyer that he had not mentioned about US's alleged pressure in the case. They said that the defendant's application is based on a news clipping. Punjab's home department, however, pointed out that various cases were registered against members of JuD for collecting hides during the three days of Eid-ul-Azha in contempt of the ministry's orders. "Cases were also registered against the party for collecting funds in contempt of the provincial ministry's orders," the reply said. The court asked Khokhar to come up with more argument in the next hearing and adjourned the case until September 15.






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