Jaish-e Muhammad

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is a militant organization that functions mostly in Jammu and Kashmir region. The outfit has been using violence to affect a withdrawal of Indian security forces from J&K. It is an organization that is manned and controlled in Pakistan under the leadership of Masood Azhar [37]. Since its inception in January 2001, it has carried out several attacks in the form of “suicide attacks” on the Indian forces present in Jammu and Kashmir. The organization received major chunk of its funding from Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden prior to 2002, and currently it is using charity to acquire funding. It has been proscribed in Pakistan since 2002, however despite the ban; it continues to function in different parts of the country [38]. While, JeM’s main target has been Jammu and Kashmir, in last few years, elements inside JeM have widened the group's targets to officials of the Pakistani state and Western existence in Pakistan. [39]

[37] SATP.Jaish e Muhammad (Army of Prophets).Retrieved on: August 21, 2013. Retrieved from http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/jandk/terrorist_outfits/jaish_e_mohammad_mujahideen_e_tanzeem.htm

[38] McClatchy. (2009). Terror group builds big base under Pakistani officials' noses. Retrieved on: August 21, 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2009/09/13/75340/terror-group-builds-big-base-under.html

[39] Mapping Militant Organizations.Jaishe Muhammad. Retrieved on: August 21, 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.stanford.edu/group/mappingmilitants/cgi-bin/groups/view/95