- UN resolution 1267 imposed sanctions on the JuD, requiring that activists be disarmed. At the JuD HQ, though, gun-toting men move about.
- The JuD took out a public rally in December, protesting against the UN ban. A police convoy accompanied it.
- The outfit’s websites have been closed. But Urdu publication Ghazva continues to be printed, spitting venom against India, Israel, the US.
- JuD spokesman Abdullah Muntazir’s statement of Jan 6 threatened the government with dire consequences. The FBI says Muntazir impersonates as the Srinagar-based LeT spokesman.
***You are obviously aware of the Pakistan government’s ban on the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against it. So your feeling is that JuD activists must have gone underground, shuddering at the sight of men in uniform. Well, not so fast. Drive down to Muridke, 30 km from Lahore, where the JuD’s sprawling 200-acre...