Jaish-e-Mohammad – All you need to know about this Pakistan-based terror outfit

Ever since India has lodged protest with Pakistan to take action against the perpetrators of Pathankot terror attacks, Islamabad appears to be tightening the noose around the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad.

Updated: Jan 13, 2016, 20:38 PM IST
Jaish-e-Mohammad – All you need to know about this Pakistan-based terror outfit

New Delhi: Ever since India has lodged protest with Pakistan to take action against the perpetrators of Pathankot terror attacks, Islamabad appears to be tightening the noose around the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad.

In the recent development, Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar, the mastermind of the attack, has been detained in Pakistan.

 

Here's all you need to know about terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad:

  • The JeM was held responsible for the December 13, 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament in New Delhi.
  • Former Secretary of State Colin Powell in a notification in 2001, designated the JeM as a foreign terrorist organisation.
  • Like Lashkar-e-Toiba, JeM is controlled by Pakistan. It was formed by Maulana Masood Azhar in January 2000.
  • The prime motive of this group is to separate Kashmir from India. It also pledges to take control of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Amritsar and Delhi.
  • Though Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf had banned the group in 2002, it continues to operate in the country.
  • JeM is notorious for carrying out fidayeen (suicide) terror attacks.
  • The outfit has deep links with the former Taliban regime of Afghanistan and Al Qaeda.
  • The outfit also claims that each of its offices in Pakistan would serve as schools of jihad.
  • It also threatened to assassinate former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.