After the arrest of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, US President Donald Trump praised the move on Twitter, saying the “so-called mastermind” of the Mumbai attacks has been arrested.
India considers Hafiz Saeed a dreaded terrorist and mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which left 166 people dead.
दस साल से ढूंढ़ रहे थे! मुंबई हमले का कथित मास्टर माइंड! किस दुनियां में हो महाराज?
ये आतंकी सूल्ला पाकिस्तान में खुलेआम आतंक के लिए चंदा जमा करने के लिए रैलियां कर रहा था,चुनाव लड़ रहा था और तुम कह रहे हो कि दस साल की कड़ी मेहनत के बाद गिरफ्तार किया गया https://t.co/UfrAhvEWRF pic.twitter.com/k2iczkQn5M
— Dalip Pancholi?? (@DalipPancholi) July 17, 2019
Donald Trump Tweeted – “After a ten-year search he [Hafiz Saeed] has been arrested after great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him.”
Even though India hailed the tweet by US president and welcomed the statement, many netizens across the border in Pakistan could not hide their amusement. Donald Trump, in this tweet, mentioned Hafiz Saeed as the so-called terror mastermind which clearly reflected his uncertainty over the Indian accusations and claims.
Secondly, Trump mentioned that great pressure was exerted to find Hafiz Saeed. Donald Trump was probably not informed that unlike Osama Bin Landen (who was hiding after the US attached Afghanistan), Saeed was openly and freely roaming in Pakistan and giving speeches, collection funds for inciting rebellion in Kashmir under the protection of Pakistani Government.
One user wrote: Hafeez Saaed was always there in front in Pakistan, they were never searching for him. He even formed a political party & contested elections last years. He was organising rallies, roaming around freely. He even challenged the US to catch him in a mass rally after the US declared bounty. He was not “found” today. He is just shifting from his own home to a safe government guest house. Get better informed and don’t get fooled by Pak, AGAIN
Even though it is a welcome statement by the US government (for India), many netizens in Pakistan only ended by laughing at the immature tweet and quipped that Trump wanted to take credit for Saeed’s arrest too.