Days after Hafiz Saeed’s detention, JuD resurfaces under ‘TAJK’ banner

Islamabad: Days after Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Chief Hafiz Saeed was put under house arrest, the organisation has rebranded itself as Tehreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir (TAJK).
It seems that Saeed probably had an idea of his arrest as well as the official crackdown to be launched on the organisation’s activities and had hence made necessary plans to carry out the organisations activites under the banner of TAJK.

As per official sources, both Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) which have been put on observation under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 have started activities under the new name of TAJK and are planning to organise events on February 5.

TAJK banners have been displayed in Lahore and other cities and towns. The group is also planning to hold a conference on Sunday in Lahore after evening prayers.

A police official said law enforcement agencies were keeping a close eye on the activities of Saeed’s network and appropriate action would be taken. “It is a sensitive issue and a measured response is needed to fulfill the international obligations of the country and deal with any possible fallout due to protest by followers of Saeed,” he said.

Following the detention of Saeed and four of his aides— Abdullah Ubaid, Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Niaz — in Lahore on Monday various offices of the JuD and the FIF were closed.

The Interior Ministry had also placed Saeed and 37 other JuD and FIF members on the Exit Control List (ECL), barring them from leaving the country.


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