Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Pakistan released 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed from house arrest, saying that the former's 'Hugplomacy' with US President Donald Trump failed.
Gandhi took to Twitter and said "more hugs were urgently needed" between PM Modi and Trump.
Narendrabhai, बात नहीं बनी. Terror mastermind is free. President Trump just delinked Pak military funding from LeT. Hugplomacy fail. More hugs urgently needed.https://t.co/U8Bg2vlZqw— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 25, 2017
Earlier on November 24, Saeed was released from house arrest in Lahore.
Police guards were removed from his residence where a large number of supporters gathered to celebrate the end of his house arrest.
In his first address after being released, Saeed blames India and the US for detention and raked up Kashmir.
The decision to put Saeed under house arrest in January was seen as a response to actions by US President Donald Trump's White House against nations deemed linked to terrorism.
He has a $10 million bounty on his head.
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