Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Friday warned India that if the “war” in Kashmir prolonged further, the country would have to pay a heavy price for it. The Jamaat ud Dawa chief led an anti-India march in Islamabad on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day. His militant group also organised similar rallies in Lahore, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and Muzaffarabad.

Days after Saeed warned of more Pathankot-style attacks, he said that Pakistan "should be thankful" to Kashmiri militant leader Syed Salahuddin, whose United Jihad Council had claimed responsibility for the Indian airbase attack. Saeed also asked Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to sever ties with India and said there should be no relations with the country "till Kashmir is freed".

The United Nations had declared the JuD a terror organisation and also branded Saeed a terrorist in 2008. The United States has put a bounty of $10 million on his head.