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India sends note verbale to Pakistan in protest against Hafiz Saeed's rally

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has taken a strong note of 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed's recent rally in on the occasion of so-called 'Day' and sent a to in protest against the (JuD) chief's gathering, sources said on Friday.

Sources added that registered a strong protest against the continued use of Pakistani soil by extremist and terrorist elements to freely propagate and promote violence against

They further said that the once again called upon the to fulfill its international obligations and abide by it bilateral commitment to not allow any territory under its control to be used for against India, in any manner.

On February 5, Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist, had taken part in the rally in as part of the so-called ''

India, has, time and again, protested against for harbouring Saeed, who is widely believed to have plotted the 2008 terror attacks. New Delhi's stand on Saeed has been supported by the international community.

has strongly condemned JuD chief's free movement in and raised the matter with several times.

In October last year, India lodged a strong protest against Pakistan for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri for sharing dias with UN-designated terrorist at a public programme, sources said.

In that month itself, the JuD and FIF were no longer mentioned in the list of banned outfits after an ordinance by the that prohibited them under a UN resolution lapsed.

Saeed's JuD, along with several other terror outfits such as al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, (FiF), (LeT) is a part of sanctions list.

Last September, while addressing a gathering at General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York, India's in to UN, Eenam Gambhir questioned the freedom experienced by Saeed in Pakistan as he continued to set up candidates for electoral office.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 20:25 IST