Nabbed militant says Indian militants have no link with Taliban

April 25th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Srinagar, Apr 25 (ANI): Syed Moinullah Khan, a Pakistan-based militant who was arrested by the Indian Army, disclosed that militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir have no links with the Taliban.

“People of Taliban are in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They don’t come to this side. Each outfit a has separate training centre of their own. Nobody belongs to Taliban in this, they have their own training centre and setup and those organisations, which work in Kashmir have their own setup. These setups in Kashmir have nothing to do with the Taliban and they don’t work along with the Taliban,” Syed claimed.

Syed, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, was brought before the media for the first time on Saturday.

Shah confessed how he received imparted intense training before infiltrating into India from the Gurez Sector along with 30 others.

“I was trained in a jungle in a place called Mansehra in Jammu and Kashmir. There is a place named Sunar in the border area of Kashmir and we entered via that route. In totality there were people belonging to four terrorist organisations, who infiltrated Kashmir, including Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and PPR,” Shah said.

When asked about the motive behind him becoming a terrorist, Syed said, “Kashmiris come to Pakistan and claim that they are being illtreated, they are not given passports, the Indian Army has captured their houses and that they are misrespected. So they tell us to come along with weapons and we come here in the name of jihad. This is my motive behind becoming a terrorist.”

However, he added that on arriving he saw there was no kind of disrespect towards Muslims.

“On arriving here, I realised that people are involved in their own work and I did not see any kind of restrictions in the lives of Kashmiris. Everyone is living their lives in full freedom and is doing their own work. There is no need of jihad as such over here,” Shah said.

Shah informed there was not a set target or mission for any outfit.

“There was not set target or mission given to us. We were just sent to attack. It depends from the commanders as to where they send us and for what; we have no say in it. We have three types of training. One is for 21 days, one is for 30 days and the third one lasts for 3 months.”

Syed also informed that he had met the Hizbul Mujhahideen commander.

“The commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, who came to Gurez Sector, to talk about jihad, from that time onwards I, wanted to get into this. I met that person and took the address of the training centre and landed myself there. The one who becomes a commander is the person who spends almost 4-5 years in the area,” Syed added. (ANI)

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