Ghazwa-e-Hind has long been a dream of terrorists who are ready to lay their lives for the destruction of India. The National Investigative Agency (NIA) which recently arrested 9 terrorists from Kerala and West Bengal has found out that the terrorists which were nabbed in connection with an Al-Qaeda module case were part of a chat group called Ghazwa-e-Hind, according to a One India report.
The chat group called “Ghazwa-e-Hind” had 22 members which was subsequently deleted after 9 members of this group were nabbed by the NIA, reports OneIndia.
“Ghazwa-e-Hind” is the brain child of Ilyas Kashmiri, the head of the Al-Qaeda’s 313 Brigade. Ghazwa-e-Hind loosely translates to destruction of India and is strongly propagated by the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Tayiba.
The terror outfits regularly fall back to the clarion call of Ghazwa-e-Hind to radicalise its cadres by attributing the call to Prophet as they claim that the Army would rise from the West and seize India.
Recent meeting of Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Tayiba, have seen the heads of these terror outfits discuss the plan of rolling out Ghazwa-e-Hind in a big way.
The module’s first priority is to take over Kashmir as the terror outfits believe that Islam and Kashmir are inseparable. The terror leaders also believe that once Kashmir is successfully taken over, the entire map of India can be changed.
In November 2017, terror outfits with close links to the Al-Qaida, had resolved at a conference held in Pakistan that it would continue its “Ghazwa-e-Hind” irrespective of the ties between India and Pakistan.
Hence, last week’s arrest of the nine terrorists by the NIA hold significance and might be the key to busting the Ghazwa-e-Hind module. The NIA conducted raids at several locations in Ernakulam (Kerala) and Murshidabad (West Bengal) following which the terrorists of the Al-Qaeda sponsored by Pakistan were arrested.
The NIA revealed that the terrorists were planning on carrying out attacks in various parts of India and were also keen on targeting vital installations. During their arrest, the NIA unearthed large quantity of incriminating materials including digital devices, documents, jihadi literature, sharp weapons, country-made firearms, a locally fabricated body armour, articles and literature used for making home-made explosive devices.
The NIA further revealed that the terrorists were also motivated to undertake attacks at multiple places including the National Capital Region.