Majority of Pakistani mujahideen were doing jihad in Kashmir, so why did they left Kashmir and started jihad in Pakistan ?-2012
This is the question that has been raised on Mujahideen, fighting in Pakistan, for a long time. The answer to this question is recorded in the example written below. But before that, I put your attention to the fact that majority of leadership of Mujahideen in Pakistan has fought courageously on the battle fronts of Kashmir.
Why did people, fighting in Kashmir, left the Kashmir’s battle field and headed Pakistan instead?
After defeat of Russians in Afghanistan, mujahideen turned towards the Kashmir with the desire of martyrdom and liberating the Muslims of Kashmir from the arms of cow worshippers. As Ilays Kashmiri shaheed was a well-trained experienced commander and perhaps that was the reason that the security establishment didn’t consider it suitable to let him independent. And told him (r.a) to help Kashmiris and because of his immense love for jihad in the way of Allah, he never hesitated to join the jihadi movement. In 1991, he joined lashkar harkat al jihad al islami’s Kashmir setup but after few years he was fed up with influence of establishment in the group and left the group. And he founded the harkat al jihad al islami 313 brigade beyond the influence of the establishment, which conducted offensive operation with such an aggression that in few months Indian army started trembling with hearing the name of the group. In most of the operations he himself took part with immense urge of getting martyrdom. Due to his distinguish splendor he had special place among his companions.
Once he was arrested by Indian army, along with his companion, Nasrullah Mansoor langrial (May ALLAH free him from the prison) in occupied Kashmir. Indian army put both of them in jail. He was held in different jails in India for 2 years and finally one day with the help of Allah almighty, he succeeded in breaking jail and escaped from the jail, while his companion Nasrullah Mansoor Langrial is still imprisoned in Indian jail. After escaping from Indian jail, he became a legendary character. In publication related to jihad of Kashmir he was regarded as hero.
In 1998 when Indian army started attacking innocent Muslims of Azad Kashmir. Ilyas Kashmiri r.a planned to attack Indian army from the back. He carried out these attacks many times as a result of which wicked Hindus took serious injuries and stopped their actions. One night in February 2000, Indian Special Forces attacked Pakistani village. Indian commandos spent all night in that village and in the next morning they cut the throats of three girls and took their heads with them. Two more girls were kidnapped by Indian commandos. After 24 hours their heads were thrown towards Pakistani troops. When Lion of Allah, Ilyas Kashmiri heard of this ridiculous act of Indian forces, he became like a wounded lion and announced to take revenge from Indian forces. Next day on 26 February, he conducted guerilla operation against Indian forces in Nakyal sector. 25 brave fighter of 313 brigade surrounded an Indian army bunker and threw grenades inside it. After martyrdom of one of their fighter and sending 7 of cow worshippers to hell, they managed to arrest captain of Indian army alive. Later on, head of Indian army’s captain was cut in front of the relatives of the murdered girls .. On that occasion, his companions took photos which are preserved by them as a Memorable of that occasion. Later on, this head was given to Pakistan army who presented it before the General Pervez Musharraf who was the army chief of that time. Pervez Musharraf praised the great demonstration of courage by Ilyas Kashmiri shaheed and given him cash reward of 1 lac rupees. Picture of Ilyas Kashmiri with the head of Indian army captain in his hand was published in the newspapers of Pakistan. Suddenly Ilyas Kashmiri (r.a) gained importance amongst the Kashmiri mujahdieen. He was being regarded as a hero who granted relief to the heart of the Muslims and made them proud by demonstrating extraordinary courage and bravery. But he never looked for worldly pride but always tried to seek the pleasure of his Lord. After this incident, Maulana Zahoor Ahmed Alvi r.a of Jamia Muhammadiya Islamabad issued fatwa in favor of cutting throat of Indian army captain.
Very soon, the traitors and enemies were freaked out by this brave mujahid of Kashmir . His guerilla operations reached to such an extent that he captured an important base camp from Indian army. Base camp, under his control in area of Kotli Azad Kashmir, was actually a mountain which was known in the local language as “bear mountain”. While mujahideen used to call it as ” baskar mountain”. This mountain was seized from India after a battle and this mountain had a special military importance on which mujahideen planted their communication system through which they were in contact with mujahideen serving in occupied valley of Kashmir. Napak army started its efforts to influence the internal matters of the organization in the name of friendship and cooperation. You can evaluate their influence by this event that, in those days corps commander Rawalpindi, General Mehmood Ahmed, used to frequently visit base camp of Ilyas Kashmiri r.a and he also used to admire (In a hypocritical way) the guerilla operations of the organization against the Indian army. These are the events of time when Ilyas Kashmiri was on a peak of his operations against Indian army. But shortly after Ilyas Kashmiri knew the actual intent of the army. This friendship ended. And trials for Ilyas Kashmiri started and unfortunately reason behind this was also a so called jihadi organization. After hijacking of airplane by mujahideen in Kandahar. Maulana Masood Azhar was released from Indian jail and came back to Pakistan. Soon after reaching Pakistan Maulana Masood Azhar announced his own organization known as Jaish e Muhammad. Many mujahideen of Kashmir’s jihad joined this new group. General mehmood wanted Ilyas Kashmiri to also join Jaish e Muhammad and handover his base camp on mountain baskar to India and accept Maulana Masood Azhar as his leader and start playing in the hands of intelligence agencies. For all this purpose high pressure was put on him. But he refused to do it and did not care about any pressure by intelligence agencies. As a result Jaish e Muhammad militants attacked Ilyas Kashmiri (r.a)’s camp. On the other hand Indian forces also started intense bombing on his camp but with the grace of Allah almighty Ilyas Kashmiri r.a was safe but many of his companions were martyred in this battle (may Allah accept them as martyrs, Ameen). Later on, that camp was handed over to India as a gift.
Almost at the same time, blessed event of 9/11 took place. And after that Ilyas Kashmiri r.a was declared as a terrorist after being a hero. Military establishment started to plan his arrest. And finally General Pervez Musharraf declared him as a terrorist and banned his organization. Pervez Musharraf was the man who admired Ilyas Kashmiri and his group two years before and rewarded him with 1 lac rupees. In 2003 he was arrested in false accusation of attack on General Pervez Musharraf. While the reality is that, at the time of attack on General Pervez Musharraf, Ilyas Kashmiri had just crossed LOC and entered into the valley, where he attacked and killed many senior officers of Indian army in tanda area of Jammu. In prison of ISI in Pakistan he was severely tortured. He served one year in jail for a crime which he never committed and ultimately he was released because military establishment could not prove their allegations against Ilyas Kashmiri r.a. But in 2005 he was arrested again for no reason. In the custody he was brutally tortured and humiliated, on which senior leader of hizb ul mujahideen was also compelled to say that there is no difference between jails of India and Pakistan . These people don’t trust us because we are Kashmiris. Eventually after keeping him in prison for one more year and on the pressure of jihadi organizations of Kashmir, military establishment was forced to release him. Arrest and torture by Pakistan army broke him from inside. And he separated himself from the Kashmiri militants and remained silent for some time. In July 2007 , operation in red mosque totally changed him and he was forced to break his silence. The Lion, who kept his life on stake for the defense of sisters, when watched the atrocities committed by his own napak army and heard of sisters martyred by their hands, he was shocked. The call of implementation of shariah by sisters changed the condition of his heart and mind on watching real face and growing atrocities being committed by napak army. He migrated to north Waziristan to take revenge of martyred sisters and for the honor of word of Allah. This mujahid served as a great teacher of jihad for many years, taking the desire of martyrdom in his heart . This area was filled with sincere mujahideen , his friends and sympathizers. In this strange town of ansar and mujahideen , he organized his 313 brigade again. And started jihad along with Taliban against biggest taghoot America and its front line allies. Ilyas Kashmiri r.a along with the Taliban decided to eliminate these traitors of ummah. He directly supported groups working for the same cause in the form of funding as well as provided them weapons training. Along with this, he also convinced many veteran, who took part in American war, as well as those veterans who were court martialed for refusing to serve in the American war, to fulfill the obligation. In north Waziristan , the strength of 313 brigade was 3000 in which majority of mujahideen were from Sindh , Punjab and Azad Kashmir. Some of his selective achievements are, murder of Major General Faisal Alvi in Rawalpindi along with many attacks on military areas and installations. Major general Faisal Alvi belonged to SSG and he was the one who lead the first operation in North Waziristan in 2004. There are also many reports that Ilyas Kashmiri planned the attack on major general Faisal Alvi on the demand of Taliban. Ilyas Kashmiri r.a placed napak army on his target , because of decision of joining the ranks of infidels by Pakistani establishment. He also worked as a leader of a group of global jihadist movement Qaeda tul jihad. His importance can be judged with the fact that after the martyrdom of sheikh Osama bin laden, his name was also being taken in the successors. And Ilyas Kashmir r.a also took revenge of Osama bin laden’s martyrdom by attacking PNS Mehran base Karachi including other big attacks and blessed tranquility to hearts of the believers.
These mujahideen are indeed the first defense line of Islam.
Ilyas Kashmiri’s story, without any doubt, sounds legendary but after knowing these facts, there is no doubt that Ilyas Kashmiri like other mujahideen proved to be wrath of Allah for the Pakistani army due to establishment’s betrayal to Islam. These were the people who were declared as freedom fighters and senior military officials used to respect and honor them. And in emergency situations, the biggest enemy, India used to see them attacking from its back. There is a simple and easy formula for judging any person’s enmity or friendship for Islam. You can determine this by hearing the views of America, India and other infidels. Ilyas Kashmiri was most wanted terrorist in the sight of infidels. America had placed bounty of 20 lac American dollars on him. Insha’Allah his name will be written in golden words in the history of Muslim Ummah.
The purpose of this example was to present brief outline, about what was the reason for these leader leaving jihad of Kashmir and why they started jihad against apostate army.
You can compare the situation of Kashmir’s front in our presence with the situation of nowadays after we left that front…
We will continue the jihad of Kashmir in the future, but first we will eliminate those who create obstacles in our way and after that we will draw our attention towards Kashmir. This is impossible that we start fighting for Kashmir while at the same the apostate army and government is attacking us from the back.
That’s why the people who object us should also see our past. After knowing the reasons, which are given in the example above, tell us that what would wise people do in these type of situations.
Time is near when we will again continue our battle in Kashmir, and implement Islam in it.