Hizbul Mujahideen


Organisation

Hizbul Mujahideen

Set up by the Jamaat-i-Islami, reportedly at the request of Pakistan's intelligence agencies, the Hizbul Mujahideen, led by Syed Salahuddin, stands for the integration of Jammu and Kashmir within Pakistan.

It is a key component of the United Jihad Council, a coalition of 14 Pakistan-based organisations. Technically a Kashmiri organisation, the Hizbul Mujahideen has its headquarters in Pakistan, from where it operates. Pakistan has used this organisation to counter the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, a secular organisation that seeks the complete independence of Kashmir.

Frederic Grare, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Director and Senior Associate, South Asia Program