As the death toll surpasses 20,000 from the devastating earthquake in Pakistan, India and Kashmir, the Muttahida Jihad Council decided to suspend all jihad activity in India Held Kashmir (IHK). This act will certainly prevent further suffering by the victims of this natural disaster, but it hardly denotes a change in their overall goals. From The PakTribune:
Muttahida Jihad Council, chaired by Syed Salahudin, was held here to condole over the loss of lives following the earthquake in Jammu Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and Pakistan .
Participants of the meeting expressed their deep sorrow and sympathies with Pakistani people and prayed to overcome this critical situation.
It was also decided in the meeting that no effort would be spared to help out the affectees while Mujahideen have been directed to take measures to contribute in the restoration of affectees and Mujahideen would also postpone their activities for time being in earthquake-affected area of Jammu and Kashmir.