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March 7th 2010 statement by Jamat`ud Dawah,Hafiz Saeed Launches Public Protest Campaign against Indian Water Theft
March 7th 2010 statement by Jamat`ud Dawah,Hafiz Saeed Launches Public Protest Campaign against Indian Water Theft

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PRESS RELEASE
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JAMA’T
-UD-
DA’WAH
 
Hafiz Saeed Launches Public Protest Campaign againstIndian Water Theft
Sunday, March 07, 2010, Rabi-ul-Awwal 20, 1431 A.H
Lahore
.Ameer Jamat-ud-Dawah Prof. Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has launched a nationwideprotest campaign against Indian water-theft of Pakistani rivers. Jamat-ud-Dawah on Sundayorganized a unique public demonstration with hundreds of tractors in front of Punjab Legislativeassembly. The farmer wing of Jamat-ud-
Dawah Pakistan held the „Water Rally‟ in provincial
capital to protest construction of Indian dams on Pakistani rivers in occupied Kashmir. Farmersfrom different parts of the country participated in the rally with hundreds of tractors anddemanded that government must take strong practical steps to secure Pakistani water. HaifzMuhammad Saeed said that by constructing illegal dams and diverting water of Pakistani riversIndia has imposed war on Pakistan and government of Pakistan must prepare the nation tocounter this aggression. He said that not only cultivation in agricultural lands will be impossiblebut drinking water will also be not available to the Pakistani nation. It is a matter of life anddeath for Pakistan, he said. He also promised that he will stage such programs in all parts of Pakistan.Hafiz Muhammad Saeed once again reiterated his pledge for peace in the region and said
that its India which is imposing war on Pakistan. “My crime is that I speak for t
he oppressedpeople of occupied Kashmir and India, my religion demands that I should speak for Indian
Muslims and other minorities subjugated by ruling elite of India” He said.
He said that UN Security Council was in hast while imposing sanctions against Jamat-ud-Dawah but it is totally silent on controversial Indian projects in a disputed territory. Hafiz Saeed
said that by water aggression India wants to disintegrate Pakistan, Pakistan‟s rulers must come
forward to stop Indian aggression against Pakistan.Farmers riding on tractors gathered at Nasir Bagh area of Lahore and then marched on
the Mall Road. Participants were carrying banners and placards with writings such „Water or War‟, „Diversion of Pakistani Rivers—Indian Water Bomb‟, „Water Flows or Blood‟, „LiberateKashmir to Secure Water‟, „No Peace with Indian Water Aggression‟.
The Water Rally was also addressed by Jamat-ud-
Dawah‟s head of Political affairs Hafiz
Abdur Rehman Makki, convener Tehreek Hurmat-e-Rasool Moulana Ameer Hamza, MoulanaHasnain Siddiqi, Inamullah, Abdul Qadir Subhani, Abul Aziz Alvi, Asfhfaq Jutt and others.Head of farmer wing of Jamat-ud-Dawah Ashfaq Jutt said farmers cried in front of everybody that there is no water for cultivation but no one took notice of it, now this is Hafiz
 
Saeed who heard our cries and helped us to show the world that how we the farmers of Pakistanare suffering due to Indian Water aggression. On behalf of farmers of all four provinces AshfaqJutt thanked Hafiz Saeed for his support for the noble cause of irrigation water.It was a unique demonstration to protest Indian water aggression by bringing hundredstractors on the Mall to show how much Pakistani farmers are affected and concerned aboutdecreasing water in Pakistani rivers. The speakers said that if the current situation continues then
Punjab and Sindh provinces may become deserts which will be a huge blow to Pakistan‟s
economy, security and stability.
Declaration of the Water Rally
 
At the occasion Jamat-ud-Dawah presented a declaration of the rally which wasunanimously accepted by the participants. The Water Rally Declaration says;
 
India virtually declared war on Pakistan by unlawfully constructing dams and divertingPakistani rivers.
 
India used her disputed occupation of Kashmir to carry out deep conspiracy of turning
Pakistan‟s agricultural lands into barren lands and economically annihilating her through
building dams and water theft.
 
So far, actions taken by the government of Pakistan in this regard are terribly insufficientand disappointing. Free of agenda dialogue and mere meetings around Indus water
commission are by no means sufficient. Some „Practical‟ steps have to be taken earnestly.
 
If India is not willing to recognize Kashmir and related water issue as core disputeneeding to be resolved with high priority, there is no use wasting time in pointless India-Pakistan dialogue.
 
Kashmir is a disputed territory as per UN resolutions. We call upon UN and internationalcommunity to take immediate notice of controversial Indian projects in a disputedterritory and force India to stop this aggression that may trigger war between two nucleararmed neighbors.
 
If India continues with her water terrorism, Pakistan must keep open the option of usingforce.
 
On the top of water aggression, India has deployed military consulates and RAW campsalong Afghanistan Pakistan border to train, finance and equip terrorists who carry outattacks in Pakistan. India pioneered cross border terrorism in South Asia by doing the

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