Jihadis in Jammu and Kashmir - A Portrait Gallery

Jihadis in Jammu and Kashmir - A Portrait Gallery

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Author: K Santhanam
Sreedhar/Sudhir Saxena
Compilor: K Santhanam, Sreedhar and Sudhir Saxena
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 282
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761997857


This book is in two parts. Part One deals briefly with the origins of the Kashmir dispute and demystifies the pattern of terrorist incidents since 1989 up to the Assembly elections in 2002. It analyses arms supply, training, funding of selective militant tanzeems, and their outside links.

Part Two is a handy reference with portraits of 31 tanzeems, their objectives, sponsors, organizational structure, leadership, areas of operation, major acts of terrorism, and fission, fusion and current status.

India's relentless fight against cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir is well known. However, what is not so well known is the pattern of terrorist activity and the tactics of the different tanzeems or organizations, particularly during the troubled decades from 1980 to 2000.

This timely and comprehensive book will be of great interest to both analysts and the general reader.


List of Abbreviations



Introduction: The Jihadi Movement in Jammu and Kashmir and Terrorist Developments after 1989


Data Base with Leading Particulars and Portraits

Al Barq (ABQ)

Al Fateh Force (AFF)

Al Jihad Force (AJF) / Al Jihad

Al Mujahid Force (AMF)

Al Umar Mujahideen (AUM) / Al Umar

Awami Action Committee (AAC)

Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DEM)

Harkat-ul-Ansar (HUA)

Hizbul Mujahideen(HUM)

Ikhwan-ul-Musalmeen (IUM)

J & K Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP)

Jammu & Kashmir Islamic Front (JKIF)

J & K Jamaat-e-Islami (JKJEI)

Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)

J & K People's Conference (JKPC)

J & K People's League, Rehmani Faction (JKPL- R)

J & K People's Political Front (JKPPF)

J & K United People's League (JKUPL)

Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM)

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JUM)

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Almi (JUMA)

Kul Jamaat Hurriyat Conference (KJHC)

Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET)

Mahaz-e-Azadi (MEA)

Muslim Conference (MC)

Muslim Janbaaz Force (MJF) / Janbaaz Force

Muslim Mujahideen (MM)

Pasban-e-Islam (PEI) /Hizbul Momineen (HMM)

Shora-e-Jihad (SEJ)

Tehrik-e-Jihad (TEJ)

Tehrik-ul-Mujahideen (TUM)

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