New Delhi/UNI: The Union Home Ministry on Saturday issued a notification identifying Talha Saeed, son of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa chief and Lashkar-e-Taiba co-founder Hafeez Saeed, as a terrorist.
A notification issued by the ministry said Hafiz Talha Saeed, a resident of Lahore, Pakistan, is a senior LeT leader and is the head of its cleric wing.
The notification said LeT is listed as a terrorist organisation under the First Schedule of the UAPA and Hafiz Talha Saeed has been actively involved in recruitment, fund collection, planning and executing attacks by LeT in India and Indian interests in Afghanistan.
"Hafiz Talha Saeed has been actively visiting various LeT centres across Pakistan and during his sermons propagating for jihad against India, Israel, United States of America and Indian interests in other western countries...
"The Central Government believes that Hafiz Talha Saeed is involved in terrorism and Hafiz Talha Saeed should be notified as a terrorist under the Act," the notification said.
Clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act empowers the Central Government to notify the name of an individual in the Fourth Schedule to the Act, if it believes that they are involved in terrorism.