Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed praised NDTV anchor and consultant Barkha Dutt and Congress party for taking stands on Kashmir issues, in an interview by Pakistani news channel. The main purpose of the interview is to shed light on Kashmir unrest issues which has till now claimed 47 life and more than 3400 people were injured. Hafiz Saeed who is declared terrorist by Indian Government said in an interview – “A few fractions of people in India, including in media are accusing me, my organisation (JuD) and Pakistan of terror activities. This is done by them to hide atrocities committed by them against its own people, after this they always blame me what is happening in India”.
At first he is targeting Indian media for twisting his words on Kashmir issues but later he showed some love for Barkha Dutt, 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed said “When I talk on Kashmir, Indian media twist and turn my words to misguide the world. There are some people who are busy doing these things”. but “India main Barkha Dutt jaisey log bhee maujood hain bohot acchey baat karneywaley bhee maujood hain (In India good journalists like Barkha Dutt are also present and there are many who make sense)”.
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After Barkha heard the news she tweeted, “Repulsed by Hafiz Saeed trying propaganda points on my work. None of your business. You’re a terrorist. That you’re free is Pakistan’s shame”. He also spoke about few Congress leaders who according to Saeed had said to BJP that, “Pakistan is not responsible for what is happening in Kashmir”. Saeed, a mastermind behind the 26/11 terror attack said that, those few people who are against him are always ready to blame him for what he had not done. Last week Saeed led a ‘Kashmir Caravan’ from Lahore to Islamabad and vowed to march towards Jammu and Kashmir “till Kashmiris get freedom”.
After the news broke, #HafeezKiBarkha started trending on twitter, people or (Barkha called them trolls) starts giving their inputs on the matter, one twitter user tweeted- I mentioned many times @ndtv and @BDUTT to highlights pakistani crimes but they never react, in contrast @sudhirchaudhary did #HafizKiBarkha
Another user tweeted – #HafizKiBarkha can be sequel of veer zara sequel.imagine barkha in place of preity zinta & hafiz in place of SRK.comedy love story. Meanwhile, In Kashmir curfew is in force in five South Kashmir districts – Anantnag, Kulgam, Kupwara, Pulwama and Shopian and eight police station areas of Srinagar city as a precautionary measure. Over 5,000 civilians and security personnel have been injured in the violent clashes between protesters and security forces following Wani’s killing.