“Opposing the Indo-Pak ceasefire, Pakistan-based militant outfit Hizbul Mujahedin has announced a new recruitment and training schedule of militants in spite of the governments recent crackdown against extremist groups.
“Hizbul, which announced its opposition to the ceasefire on Friday issued a schedule for ‘jihad’ training in Pakistan’s North West Frontier town of Peshawar.”
The quotation marks were around the word jihad in the headline as well, but I removed them. I suppose the writer of this story is aware that jihad is a spiritual struggle and that these terrorists are misusing it. Everyone in the world seems to know that except radical Muslims themselves.
“The militant group publicly distributed a four-page pamphlet at an Eid Milan hosted by Islamist party Jamat-e-Islami at Peshawar, Pakistan daily The Nation reported on Saturday.
“In the pamphlet, Hizbul published its training schedule, which included 21-day preliminary training and three-month guerilla training, the newspaper said.
“It further stated that durng training, food, accommodation, medi-care and arms would be provided by Hizbul while the Mujahidin fighters would bear the travelling expenditure up to the training centre.
“Flaying the ceasefire, Hizbul spokesman Salim Hashmi said that ‘the ceasefire is by the two armies and not by the Mujahidin.’
“‘In the absence of a permanent solution to the festering issue, all such steps will prove to be cosmetic and transitory,’ Hashmi told reporters at Muzafarbad, the capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).”