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Pakistani charity rallies after militant chief's detention

  • Supporters of Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious charity, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, rally to condemn his arrest, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Police say workers of the charity are holding countrywide protest rallies after authorities detained its militant leader Hafiz Saeed who has a $10 million US bounty. Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Supporters of Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious charity, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, rally to condemn his arrest, in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Police say workers of the charity are holding countrywide protest rallies after authorities detained its militant leader Hafiz Saeed who has a $10 million US bounty. Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious charity, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, shout slogans to condemn his arrest, during a rally in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Police say workers of the charity are holding countrywide protest rallies after authorities detained its militant leader Hafiz Saeed who has a $10 million US bounty. Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Supporters of Hafiz Saeed, head of the Pakistani religious charity, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, shout slogans to condemn his arrest, during a rally in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Police say workers of the charity are holding countrywide protest rallies after authorities detained its militant leader Hafiz Saeed who has a $10 million US bounty. Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)  (The Associated Press)

Employees and supporters of a Pakistani Islamic charity are holding protests around the country after their leader was detained by the government.

Hafiz Saeed, head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa organization, was placed under house arrest Monday, along with four of his deputies. His organization is linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant group behind the deadly 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

Saeed's arrest has been long sought by both the Indian and American governments. The U.S. has a standing $10 million reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

Saeed has vowed to continue his work and has blamed the government's move on pressure from new U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.