The Proof of Pakistanis and Taliban
US air strikes on Kabul killed 35 members of a Pakistani terrorist group with
links to terrorism, a Muslim cleric said late on Oct 23, 2001. The
cleric said 35 members of the Pakistani terrorist organisation, Harkat
ul-Mujahideen, were killed when a US bomb struck the house they were staying
at, on Oct 22, 2001. The terrorists killed were from Pakistani city of Lahore
and included a senior leader known as Ustad Farooq. Also amongst the killed,
Chacha Lahori, in an interview with Reuters last year had said he wanted to
fight the forces of evil.
Mufti Jamal, from the hardline Islamic Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) party, told
AFP in Karachi the men were all Pakistanis who were in Kabul to wage jihad,
or (?)holy(?) war. Jamal said the 35 men were staying in a house
in Darul Aman, to the south of Kabul, that was bombed.
Harkat is one of more than a dozen Pakistani Islamic terrorist groups
spreading terror in Jammu and Kashmir. It has claimed credit for a number of
attacks on Indian troops in Kashmir and is known to have trained by Pakistani
Harkat's accounts were frozen by the central State Bank of Pakistan on
September 24, three days after US President George Bush said the terrorist
organisation was on a list of groups linked to terrorism. Harkat
has connections with the Al Qaida network of Osama bin Laden. So, along with
OBL, Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil, who is the group leader, needs to be in the
wanted list of US, either dead or alive.
Harkatul Mujahideen was involved in the hijacking of an Indian airliner in December 1999.
The hijacking ended when India released Harkatul Mujahideen member Maulana Masood Azhar in exchange for the passengers.
Azhar later broke away and formed Jaish-e-Mohammad, a terrorist organisation that supports Afghanistan's ruling Taliban and has also been placed on Washington's list of individuals and groups suspected of having links with
Jaish-e-Mohammad was involved in the October 1 bombing of the state
legislature of Srinagar, summer capital of Kashmir, in which 40 people were
Recently, the Indian Air base in Avantipur, in the state of Jammu and
Kashmir, was attacked by Pakistan-led terrorists. Out of five
terrorists killed, four were Pakistani nationals. This time it was
the work of Lashkar-e-Toiba. Earlier in January, the same group
had attacked and tried to take a civil airport on the outskirts of
Srinagar when 12 terrorists got killed.
Harkat, Jaish and Lashkar are all based in Pakistan and keep crossing
the Afghanistan border for training and Indian borders to carry out terrorist
Suggestion to United States and India
US-led coalition is bombing Kabul, Kandahar
( Gandhar ), Mazar-e-Sharief and other places in Afghanistan. But what
about Pakistani cities of Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Quetta, Rawalpindi which
are actively sending Jihadis( in Afghanistan ) to fight against US. These very
Jihadis are also active in Indian territories.
The recent incident of 35 Harkat terrorists
getting killed in Kabul, proves that Pakistani Military is still aiding the
Jihadis to join forces with Taliban and fight along with them.
For the war on terrorism to succeed the
roots need to be burnt-down. The roots are spread all-over the globe in
the form of Al-Qaida. Al-Qaida has presence in each and every
Islamic country and apart from this, it also gets support from people in
other countries which has a significant Muslim population.
India has lost so many lives, mainly the
Hindus in Kashmir and the Indian soldiers in Kashmir, because of the
terrorism which is actively supported by Pakistan. Now that, like
the Durand line, other lines are also melting down between Afghanistan and
Pakistan; their are more chances of Afghanistan and Pakistan to
disintegrate. And even if this does not happen, India should be
aggressive, not across LoC, but in diplomacy, as of now.
India, Israel, Philippines, Macedonia,
Russia and most recently US has faced terrorism. Many more countries
have, and will in future be attacked by Terrorists. Terrorism is the
enemy of Human civilization, Islamic Terrorism being the worst form of it.