October 2003 News

Masood Azhar rakes in millions for jihad in Jammu & Kashmir

31 October 2003
The Hindustan Times
Asian News International

Lahore: Leading businessmen here have reportedly donated millions of rupees in the name of the 'freedom struggle' in Jammu & Kashmir.The industrialists living in posh colonies gave the money to Tehrik Khuddamul Islam (TKI) Ameer Maulana Masood Azhar on Friday. The Maulana said he would personally deliver the donations to the 'mujahideen' (freedom fighters).His outfit was called Jaish-e- Mohammad before it changed its name following ban on it by US and some other countries.'He took four sacks full of rupees with him,' The Daily Times quoted a TKI source as saying. The actual amount collected for the purpose could not be known.After receiving the donations, Masood Azhar said, 'they (Kashmiris) deserve your help. Your donations are equal to your direct participation in jihad.'The Maulana, who delivered a Friday sermon at Jamia Mosque Khalid in Cavalry Ground, asked the people to help the Kashmiri mujahideen.After the Friday prayers, he met the businessmen and asked them to give 'zakat' (donation) for the mujahideen, the paper said.


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