‘Militants recruit in Rawalpindi for anti-India activities’
Militant groups active in Jammu and Kashmir organised a massive gathering in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi and sought resources and recruits to continue their activities in the Indian state.
The two-day "Shuhada Conference" organised by Al-Badar Mujahideen, a breakaway faction of Hizbul Mujahideen group, at its centre at Swan Bus Adda, in Rawalpindi, concluded on Sunday. Nearly 1,000 people, including militants of Al-Badar Mujahideen and other groups involved in militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and Afghanistan, attended the meet.
Militant commanders, including Al-Badar Mujahideen chief Bakht Zameen Khan and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, addressed the meet and sought resources and recruits to continue their "jihad" in Afghanistan and Kashmir.
Leaders of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan and Jamaat-u-Dawa also addressed the conference. Bakht Zameen Khan said: "Some people think the Kashmir jihad has ended. It is not true". He added, "Our commanders in Kashmir and Afghanistan say they will carry out big attacks if they are provided with resources. They have the spirit but they are facing a shortage of supplies." Zameen also condemned the reopening of Nato transit routes, according to The Express Tribune.
Syed Salahuddin, who also heads the United Jihad Council, told the meet that "the American Satan has encircled Pakistan with the help of its 48 allies in Afghanistan".
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