Lashkar-e-Taiba is one of the largest Islamic organizations in South Asia. It was founded in 1987 by Hafiz Saeed, Abdullah Azzam and Zafar lqbal with funding from Osama bin Laden.
Its stated objective is to introduce an extremist Islamic state in South Asia and to terrorize the people residing in Kashmir.
The organization is banned as a terrorist organization by Pakistan, India, US, UK, EU, Russia, Australia, and the United Nations (under the UNSC Resolution 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions List).
Jaish-e-Mohammed means “The Army of Muhammad”, is a Pakistan-based Deobandi jihadist Islamic terrorist group active in Kashmir.
The group’s primary motive is to separate Kashmir from India and merge it into Pakistan.
After liberating Kashmir, it aims to carry its ‘terrorism’ to other parts of India, with an intent to drive Hindus and other non-Muslims from the Indian subcontinent.
These groups are responsible for Parliament attack in 2001, 2016 Pathankot attack, 2016 Uri attack, 2019 Pulwama attack.
AI-Qaeda is a transnational extremist Salafist militant organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet—Afghan War.
The organization has been designated as a terrorist group by the United Nations Security Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, India and various other countries.
Al-Qaeda has mounted attacks on non-military and military targets in various countries, including the 1998 US embassy bombings, the September 11 attacks, and the 2002 Bali bombings.
The United States government responded to the September i1 attacks by launching the “War on Terror”, and Killed the key leader Osama bin Laden.
But Al-Qaeda is still active.
How UN report supports India’s stand on Terrorism
Tehrik-i-Taliban in Pakistan (TTP) is also known as the Pakistani Taliban, is a radical terrorist armed group which is an umbrella organization of various militant groups based along the Afghan-Pakistani border.
In December 2007 about 13 groups united under the leadership of Baitullah Mehsud to form the Tehrik-i-Taliban.
Mullah Fazlullah became the group’s leader in late 2013.
The India on Tuesday said that a UN report on terrorism and Afghanistan has maintained its long-standing stand that Pakistan remained the epicentre of international terrorism, saying terror entities and individuals continue to enjoy safe havens in that country.
UN report has said that about 6,500 Pakistanis as foreign terrorist fighters are present in Afghanistan including 1,000 belonging to Pakistan based terror groups like Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Most of the Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba fighters are co-located with Taliban fighters and are hand in glove with them .
Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed were stated to have approximately 800 and 200 armed fighters, respectively, co-located with Taliban forces in Mohmand Darah, Dur Baba and Sherzad Districts of Nangarhar Province.
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan also maintains a presence in Lal Pura District
These terrorist organisation inflict violence and spread terrorism in the region and other parts of the world.
According to report Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba facilitate the trafficking of terrorist fighters into Afghanistan, who act as advisers, trainers and specialists in improvised explosive devices.
tsotn groups are responsioie or carrying out targeted assassinations against government officials and others.
Smuggling Narcotics “Source of Money for Taliban”
The report said, “networks operate in Nangarhar (eastern province bordering Pakistan) and into Pakistan”
It happened with the support of security officials who regulate and profit from smuggling of heroin.
The revenues are “ultimately shared between security officials, heads of the smuggling syndicates (known as Tanzeems) and Taliban” and this is a
“big source of revenue for the Taliban”, the report noted.
Links between the Taliban and Al-Qaeda
The report highlighted the links between the Taliban and Al-Qaeda as well. The report said, “Relations between the Taliban, especially the Haqqani Network and al-Qaeda remain close, based on friendship, a history of shared struggle, ideological sympathy and intermarriage.”
According to Reports…
Pakistan-based terror groups Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba are engaged in trafficking fighters into Afghanistan who are threatening to derail the peace process in the war-torn country.
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava
He said terrorist entities and individuals continue to enjoy safe havens and operate with impunity from Pakistan with state support.
Pakistan failed to fulfil its International Obligation
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Pakistan has failed in fulfilling its international obligations, including under relevant UNSC resolutions and the Financial Action Task Force, to put an end to support to terrorism.
At the End…
Pakistan should stop supporting terrorism and take action against terrorism.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said
How UN report supports India’s stand on Terrorism