Lahore, Aug. 9 (PTI): Alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed today led Id prayers at the Gaddafi stadium here, hours after tweeting that “time is near for those oppressed in Kashmir” to celebrate the festival “in the air of freedom”.
Thousands offered the prayers with Saeed, who carries a $10 million (Rs 60 crore) bounty on his head.
Posters with Saeed’s photo were pasted in several locations in the city ahead of the gathering.
Earlier, Saeed had also mentioned Palestine and Burma in his tweet. “Time is near when those oppressed in Kashmir, Palestine and Burma will celebrate Eid in the air of freedom — InshaAllah. EidMubarak.”
Saeed, also the chief of alleged Lashkar front Jamat-ud-Dawah, added in his tweet that these were “testing times”. “So, we say Eid Mubarak to you in these testing times; soon world will say Eid Mubarak to you after your triumph. May ALLAH accept.”
“ALLAH will not waste your Sacrifices, Ummah will be glorified, Islam will be strengthened, that time is very near #kashmir.”