Pakistan’s Milli Muslim League Now Officially a Terrorist Organization
Washington, DC (April 5, 2018) — The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) welcomes the US State Department’s move to designate the Islamic Republic of Pakistan political group Milli Muslim League as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, listing the organization as an alias for terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba. Lashkar-e-Taiba has been responsible for numerous terrorist attacks in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attack, which killed more than 160 people. Since 2012, LeT founder Hafiz Saeed has had a $10 million bounty for LeT’s role in the attack.
Commenting on the designation, HAF Managing Director Samir Kalra, Esq., author of the 2017 report Hindus in South Asia & the Diaspora: A Survey of Human Rights, said:
“I commend the US State Department for recognizing the Milli Muslim League for what it is — a front for the violent Islamist ideology propagated by Hafiz Saeed. The harder line the United States is drawing vis-a-vis violent extremism in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a step in the right direction. The same Islamist ideology that spreads violence in India and the rest of South Asia is also often the source of persecution and forced conversions of religious minorities in Pakistan, be they Hindus, Christians, Shia or Ahmadiya Muslims.”