Show courage and open a path against India, let us loose: Jaish-e-Muhammad chief to Pakistan govt

Masood Azhar directly addresses Pakistan’s policy establishment, arguing that the jihadist policies it backed in the 1990s had brought strategic benefits to the country.

Written by Praveen Swami | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2016 1:14 pm
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Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar has called for jihadist groups to be allowed to escalate their operations against India, arguing that “a lack of decisive decision-making” could rob Pakistan of a “historic opportunity” to seize Kashmir. His appeal, published in the current issue of the Jaish weekly magazine al-Qalam, comes amidst reports of strains between Pakistan’s civilian government and military over the continued operations of anti-India jihadist groups from that country.

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“If the government of Pakistan shows a little courage,” Azhar writes in a front-page article in the magazine, “the problem of Kashmir, as well as the dispute over water, can be resolved once and for all right now. If nothing else, the government simply has to open the path for the mujahideen. Then, god willing, all the bitter memories of 1971 will be dissolved into the triumphant emotions of 2016.”

Azhar directly addresses Pakistan’s policy establishment, arguing that the jihadist policies it backed in the 1990s had brought strategic benefits to the country. India had sought to build Akhand Bharat, Azhar goes on, but its hopes were degraded in the course of the jihad which left “every one of its limbs badly injured”.

“What remained of its military prowess was exposed in Pathankot and Uri,” he writes.

“India is putting pressure on Pakistan at this time. Looking at the situation in Kashmir, though, Pakistan should have been doing all this. Given that Kashmir is our jugular vein, we should have cancelled the SAARC conference ourselves, and cancelled the ceasefire on the Line of Control. In the last ninety days, how many Muslims have been martyred, and how many more injured?”

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The article argues that jihadist operations in Kashmir have significantly eroded India’s military capacities. “Consider India before and after the jihad in Kashmir”, Azhar writes. “You will see a dramatic difference. In the course of this journey, which I have been an eyewitness to, I have seen India reduced from a serpent to an earthworm.”

Azhar’s article also addresses the Jaish’s Islamist constituency within Pakistan, reassuring it that the wheels of history are moving its way. “When we entered the tent of the jihadist movement,” he writes, “it had no branch in Kashmir, nor was there lightning in Iraq or Syria. There were just two fronts, in Afghanistan and Palestine, one of them active and one of them shut.”

“We have watched as the jihad we befriended grew from a glowing ember into the sun; from a small spring into a river, and now, as it is about to become a great ocean,” he writes.

Following the terrorist attack on the Pathankot airbase in January, Pakistan’s government had acknowledged responsibility for the attacks lay with the Jaish-e-Muhammad, and promised action against the perpetrators. Though its Federal Investigation Agency was given access it sought to Indian witnesses, the agency has not shared the status of investigations with India. Key suspects, however, are reported to have evaded arrest, while Azhar remains at liberty.

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Pakistani daily Dawn reported this week that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting where Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry gave a presentation outlining international ire with Pakistan over its continued support for jihadist groups. Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif, the report said, made clear that the government had been unable to act because of the support these groups enjoyed from the ISI.

In May, The Indian Express had revealed that a base thought to have been used to train the perpetrators of the Pathankot attack had been moved to a new location at Fort Maujgarh, in the Cholistan desert, 62 km from the Jaish-e-Muhammad headquarters in Bahawalpur. Later, in July, this newspaper also obtained a videotape showing Jaish-e-Muhammad cadre openly collecting funds for jihad outside mosques in Karachi, as police personnel looked on.

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    Raja
    Oct 13, 2016 at 1:29 am
    Why is this coward in hiding ,if he wants loose?? BTW the opinions of moslems are uniformly favorable to moslems everywhere as they have no critical thinking when it comes 2 Islam. Ironic,they fight/kill oe another globally??bunch of morons
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      Sri
      Oct 13, 2016 at 6:08 am
      a lunatic....
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        anonymous
        Oct 13, 2016 at 5:39 am
        All Issues can be resolved if India show big heart. Sub-Continent can become haven for its people. This region can rule over the world in all fields. but for this, India have to decide first. stan have gone through terrible time ever a nation can face, in last 15 years. India always support Anti-stan Agenda since 1947 and officially declare bangladesh sepration from stan. stan have solid proof of indian involvement in destabilizing country including Gulboshen Yahdev. stan have complete right to response in equal and same manner and it is decided and planned. Remember that Azhar, Daud or any one else are just symbols. Reality is different and every one know about this. If we don not accept the reality than its simple mean, we do not want to resolve the issue. Core Issue is Water.
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          Sirius
          Oct 13, 2016 at 11:50 am
          Your comment is good for Friday preaching to the illiterates. Go and add comments in news sites ( Dawn and Tribune ). Indian news sites are for the informed and educated ...
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            Seshadri
            Oct 13, 2016 at 12:20 am
            BJP should be banned for releasing Masood AzharJI.
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              Himanshu
              Oct 13, 2016 at 6:57 am
              Core issue is existence of Piggistan. FO u pig
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                Satendra kumar
                Oct 13, 2016 at 2:02 am
                There is nothing to loose for Indian section as one of the terrorist ask Islamic government of stan to loosen a dialect as new mission for all Indian state and central government to sealed the international line of control borders with thermo nuclear laser high beam barbed wire with high capacity voltage radius upto 1000 km that will deter or fear of entering Indian states.The job for this fences are no more terrorist and terrorism.Live in peace and harmony!Follow pure religion without violence.
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                  Deb
                  Oct 13, 2016 at 5:52 am
                  Now these terrorists are not just backed by stan but also by China.
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                    MyTake
                    Oct 13, 2016 at 9:45 am
                    Modi has rattled the nest!! On their own accord they are telling the world what they are!
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                      MyTake
                      Oct 13, 2016 at 1:03 am
                      At last Masood is directly confirming what the world is blaming stan for! Next time India takes on Masood even stan would not be able to blame India! Things are being made easier for Modi!
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                        Sajed Syed
                        Oct 13, 2016 at 9:31 am
                        Vande Maatram. India is one of the safest and accommodative country for Muslims, especially the minority sects that live in harmony and with respect amongst Hindus and majority sect of Islam.Secularism and acceptance of diversity is the biggest strength of India. We cherish it and proudly say- Vande Matram.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;As for Hafeez and Azhar, they are terrorists, brainwashed weirdos enemies of islam and humanity. Wolves disguised in the sheep skin.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan shall remove them from the scene, as it is polluting its little leftover moderate community.
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                          Sam
                          Oct 13, 2016 at 4:08 pm
                          It is time that all the opposition parties hold a meeting and p a resolution supporting Modi to strike deep into stan at any rally or training grounds of terrorists in stan.
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                            Sam
                            Oct 13, 2016 at 6:07 pm
                            Lets blame this violence on the English. It all started when this Mullah wanted to impress the world and he put out a Fatwah in English. He wrote:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You must PREY five times every Friday and at least once every day for six days.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is time an educated Muslim replace this with PRAY as the Mullah is long dead!
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                              Abhay Ranjan
                              Oct 13, 2016 at 7:27 am
                              These succkers hiding behind kids and women and barking. Good to see that bitter memories of 1971 are still eating them. Now, any misadventure, will wipe out rulers and India will be reunited, inshallah.
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                                Aditya
                                Oct 13, 2016 at 3:23 am
                                And china says they have doubt over this man being terrorist....
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                                  Vikrant
                                  Oct 13, 2016 at 2:06 am
                                  Here comes Nuclear missile and brave army ha ha ha
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                                    jack Smithwick
                                    Oct 13, 2016 at 4:51 am
                                    shame on china! They support terrorist state.
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                                      Al Barkistani
                                      Oct 13, 2016 at 11:45 pm
                                      China is the terrorist in chief and PooKiStan its foot soldier in the same way as North Korea. Hoiwever, snakes can bite the hand that feeds them is what the inscrutable Chinese are incapable of understanding.
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                                        Al Barkistani
                                        Oct 13, 2016 at 11:46 pm
                                        Yes indeed; well spotted! It is wal himself.
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                                          Amol
                                          Oct 13, 2016 at 6:24 am
                                          Terroristlt;br/gt;ˈterərɪst/Submitlt;br/gt;nounlt;br/gt;noun: terrorist; plural noun: terroristslt;br/gt;a person who uses terrorism in the pursuit of political aims.....
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                                            Coolanalysis
                                            Oct 13, 2016 at 7:12 am
                                            Already they are having loose motion. If further loose means they will all die.
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