Celebrations reported in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur after the release of terrorist Hafiz Saeed

The city of Lakhimpur bore witness to tense scenes after it was reported [1][2] that some of its residents were found celebrating the release of terrorist and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

Due to a Lahore court not extending his house arrest, Hafiz Saeed was released from his so called detention. The Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) head has a $10 billion bounty on his head and was under detention since January.

India was predictably outraged at this act of the Pakistani establishment and called it an attempt by Pakistan to mainstream proscribed terrorists and a reflection of its continuing support to non-state actors. What aggrieved people even more was the fact that Saeed was released so close to the 26/11 anniversary.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

But some residents of Lakhimpur didn’t share this outrage. On Friday morning the Kotwali police received information that 20-25 youths belonging to the Begum Bagh and Lakshminagar area were celebrating the release of Saeed.

These youths had allegedly affixed green flags outside their homes and chanted slogans like “Hafiz Saeed Zindabad” and “Pakistan Zindabad”. Another report claimed that the release also saw the bursting of firecrackers near a religious shrine.

The issue as a result was brought to the notice of District Magistrate Akashdeep after which a police force was rushed to that area.

As per reports, the celebrations began from Thursday afternoon. The reports claimed that the flags were affixed near the home of a RSS worker. He as a resulted investigated the matter and later protested in the evening after finding out the reason why they were hoisted.

He later briefed a few BJP leaders about this matter. Later the Sadar Kotwali police reached the spot and removed those flags.

The DM has as a result constituted a probe to investigate this matter and has assured that action will be taken against the accused after the report is filed. He also instructed the police to maintain peace in the city and the situation is currently being considered under control.

UPDATE: As per a report in The Hindu, a ‘spokesperson’ of Kheri Superintendent of Police has dismissed the claims of celebrations as ‘rumours’ and the cyber cell reportedly is looking into the source of the rumour.

Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.

Most read articles recently

AAP Candidate for Gautam Budh Nagar disqualified

AAP candidate for Gautam Buddh Nagar disqualified for failing to arrange 10 persons to back her nomination

As the AAP is not recognised as a national party by the EC, their candidate has to arrange a minimum of 10 people as proposers at the Returning Officer's office to back her nomination.
Tejaswi Surya attacked for Ayudha Puja

Congress IT cell attacks BJP’s Bangalore South candidate for performing Ayudha Puje as per Hindu rituals

Ayudha Puje is one of the widely celebrated festivals in India which falls during the Navratri

Congress-friendly journalist tries to shield Dynasty, but Rahul Gandhi spoils the party by pulling a Rahul

Even though journalist Pallavi Ghosh sends out feelers to Congress President, he goes ahead and does completely the opposite.

Facebook arbitrarily suspends account of activist Anshul Saxena, fails to restore account despite no wrongdoing

The social media giant, Facebook, has allegedly resorted to arbitrarily suspending the account of social media user Anshul Saxena

Rahul Gandhi’s Minimum Income Guarantee could kill all other subsidies and be the mother of all scams

Remember, India’s worst-case scenario is also the Dynasty’s best case scenario.

After devout Muslims, ‘AMU scholars’ attack Muslim journalist for promoting ‘Holi with Bismillah’

AMU students protest against Wire journalist's presence in Women Leadership Summit organised in the university campus due to her tweet wishing Holi.

Amethi: Resentment grows against the party and the Nehru-Gandhi family, locals say they do not want to empower Muslims in this region

They do not want to empower Muslims because if we become strong, we could also become MP: Locals in Amethi show resentment towards Congress

Tejasvi Surya: A political star is born

It is fraught with risk to call someone a star at the beginning of a career. However, Tejasvi Surya has earned his stripes

Within hours of announcement by Rahul Gandhi, Congress leaders give new definition of income guarantee scheme, make absurd claims

Rahul Gandhi had said that Congress party's minimum income guarantee scheme will be a top-up scheme, party leaders denies the claim
Image Source: twitter

After failing to transform Delhi into London, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal now wants to ‘build 10 Singapores’ in Delhi

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal while addressing a public rally in East Delhi said that he is ready to build infrastructure in Delhi equivalent to 10 Singapore put together

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these

Share This Post and Support: