ISLAMABAD: Looks like The Jamat-ud-dawa is looking forward to rise again under a new name 'Tehreek Azad Jammu and Kashmmir , just days after its chief Hafiz Saeed was was put under house arrest and a crtackdown launched on the organisations activists.The Head of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JDU) has indicated about a week before his arrest that he might launch Tahreek Azadi Jammu and Kashmir (TAJK) to "prescipitate the freedom of Kashmir".The rebranding shows that Saeed had gone through the official plans and already figured-out how to resurface and survive after the clampdown on his outward network of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).
Official sources has confirmed that the two organisations have started activities under the new name of TAJK and are planning to organise events on Feburary 5, which is observed as 'Kashmir Day' in Pakistan.The TAJK banners have been displayed in Lahore and other cities and towns.The group is also planning to hold a big conference on Sunday in Lahore after the evening prayers.
The TAJK has reactivated its donations centres and ambulance services in different districts of Punjab, including Lahore, which is the hub of its activities.On Friday volunteer's of saeed's network come forward to p[articipate in arescue mission when a boat carring over 100 passengers over turned in the Ravi river near Nankana Sahib town in Punjab local media reported.
Police officials has saids law enforcement agencies were keeping a close eye on the activities of Seeed's network and appropriate actuions will be taken.
"It is a sensetive issue and a measured response is needed to fulfill the international obigations of the ciountry and deal with any possible fallout due to protest b followers Saeed,".
The goverment on Monday had placed Saeed and his four accomplices – Abdullah Ubaid, Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Niaz – under house arrest in Lahore. The Interior Menistry had also placed Saeed and 37 other JuD and FIF members on the Exit Control List (ECL), barring them form leaving the country.
Various offices of both JuD and FIF were closed on Monday following the house arrest of Saeed. Both organisations were also put on observation under the Anti-Terrorism Act,1997.