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Jaish chief meet Taliban, seeks ‘help’ in Kashmir

Jaish chief meet Taliban

Ground Report | New Delhi: Jaish chief meet Taliban; Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar was in Kandahar in the third week of August when the Taliban occupied Afghanistan to seek his support in promoting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, India Today reported.

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Jaish chief meet Taliban

Masood Azhar met Taliban leaders, including the head of the Political Commission, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. Masood Azhar had sought help from the Taliban for Jaish-e-Mohammed’s operation in the Kashmir Valley.

Masood Azhar has also expressed happiness over the fall of the US-backed Afghan government. In an article titled ‘Manzil ki side’, the founder of Jaish has thanked the above for the victory of the Mujahideen in Afghanistan. 

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In this article, Masood has also claimed that the responsibility of chief or deputy chief in one or two provinces of Afghanistan can be given to Jaish. In addition, he has asked the members of Jaish to be prepared for Kashmir in the future.

Ideological partners

In the message, the members of Jaish have been asked to rejoice over the victory of the Taliban and thank the Almighty and prepare for Kashmir in the future.  Jaish-e-Mohammed has been supporting the Taliban against NATO forces and the Afghan Army. 

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The Taliban and Jaish-e-Mohammed are considered ideological partners in interpreting Sharia, Islamic law, the post-Deobandi school of Sunni Islam. Jaish-e-Mohammed is active in carrying out terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir since its release in 1999 as it was founded by Masood Azhar.

Masood Azhar was released from an Indian prison in exchange for the safety of passengers onboard Indian Airlines flight IC 814, which was hijacked by Pakistani terrorists. The flight was hijacked on its way from Kathmandu to Lucknow. The flight was then taken to Kandahar in Afghanistan, where the Taliban was in power at that time. Soon after the hijacked plane landed in Kandahar, the Taliban surrounded the Airbus until the Indian government released other terrorists, including Masood Azhar.

Earlier, the Yemen branch of al-Qaeda has also congratulated the Taliban on the victory. It is believed that after the occupation of Afghanistan, the Taliban can give shelter to terrorism. The Government of India is also aware of this potential danger, so full vigilance is being taken. Indian agencies are keeping a close eye on every action of terrorist organizations of Pakistan.

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