Jaish-e-Mohammad


Organisation

Jaish-e-Mohammad

The Jaish-e-Mohammad (JM) was created in January 2001, in Karachi, by Maulana Masood Azar, a former leader of the Harakat-ul-Mujahideen, after Indian authorities released him to free the passengers of a hijacked Air India flight.

It is closely linked with the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and is responsible for several attacks on Christians and Shias in Pakistan. It aims to unite Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistan and advocates the destruction of India and America. The JM adheres to the Deobandi school of Islam.

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