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No need of Jihad, says caught Pak terrorist

india Updated: Apr 25, 2009 19:44 IST

A Pakistani militant arrested by Army today said there is no need of Jihad in Kashmir as contrary to what he has been told in Pakistan, Kashmiris are not facing any oppression.

Syed Moinullah Shah, cadre of the Pakistan based Hizbul Mujahideen who was part of the group of 31 militants who crossed over the LoC recently said that after seeing the conditions of Kashmiri Muslims he wanted to go back rather than carry on with “jihad.”

“I was told by Kashmiris who come there (Pakistan) that they are being tortured by the Indian Army. Their houses have also been taken away besides not being allowed to do the namaaz. They also said their women were being raped,” Shah who was presented before the media said.

Shah who underwent an intensive training in Pak-occupied Kashmir, said,“When I came here, I did not see any kind of torture. Everybody was busy doing their own work. I felt their was no need of jihad in Kashmir and hence wanted to go back.”

The Pakistani militant ruled out involvement of Taliban in Kashmir and said,“Taliban do not operate here. They are separate and have a different set-up. They are involved in Afghanistan and certain parts of Pakistan.”