JD is the successor welfare organization of Lashkare Tayyaba a little before the latter was banned. Neither the LeT, nor the DJ are terrorist organizations. LeT operated in Afghanistan against the Soviet occupation, and after the Soviets has concentrated on Kashmir, fighting the Indian occupation forces, not the ordinary civilians. Their only known civilian targets have been informers, and that too after giving them warnings.
The groups known for attacks on civilians have been the BSF (
Border Security Force, the Indian occupation force). The only Muslim group for such attacks were not Mujahideen, but renegades. These were a part of BSF (st least funded and supplied by BSF), and were called the army of Jabbar or alJabbareen. They were targets of the MUjahideen, and have now disappeared.
LeT was so welcomed by the population that Hindus insisted they come to their areas, as the BSF personnel in their lust did not spare even their co-religionists. Rape of Hindu girls by the BSF have been reported to the LeT and the LeT has attacked BSF bases.
India wants Pakistan to ban all activity that supports the Kashmiris in their struggle.
LeT was banned by Pakistan following US and UK bans, but no evidence has been provided by anyone of terrorist activity.
JD has concentrated on welfare work, and was the first and the most effective aid giver and supplier to earthquake affectees in Northern Pakistan and Kashmir. Similarly in the recent Baluchistan quake.
They follow pure Quran and Sunnah, and give dawah for the same, but do not make any sectarian attacks or against the Pak army. You can call them Salafi, but they are not extremists like those who are involved in a tit-for-tat in Algeria, Egypt etc.
Zardari is Shia, and naturally hates any one with a clear concept of Tawheed. Prior to him, Musharraf had banned 98 books including Kitabut Tawheed by Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab, and Taqwiyyatul Eemaan by Shah Ismail Shaheed.
There is absolutely no substance in the allegations that LeT or the JD are involved in terrorism.