The ransom note said the kidnappers were from an unheard of Islamic outfit and they wanted the release of Pakistani militant leader Maulana Masood Azhar (later responsible for the attack on the Indian parliament).
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[The Hindu] - The ransom note said the kidnappers were from an Islamic outfit and that they wanted the release of Pakistani militant leader Maulana Masood Azhar (later responsible for the attack on the Indian Parliament). The kidnapping electrified the world and
[Hindustan Times] - The kidnappers demanded the release of 21 Pakistani and Kashmiri militants, including Masood Azhar, the son of an influential Deobandi cleric and an ace propagandist for Harkat ul-Ansar. Four months later, the government announced that the Al-Faran
[DAWN.com (blog)] - Eventually, we were led to a place where a bearded officer offered us tea and delivered a four hour long lecture to make us realise that the madarassah people (Maula Masood Azhar's guys) were the real strategic asset. Would you like to guess where we
[The Express Tribune] - “Jaish-e-Mohammad,” say two separate groups on motorcycles, referring to the banned militant group led by Masood Azhar. “We came from Korangi, about a hundred, 150 of us. Our local ameer is up ahead!” The road leading to Shahrae Faisal turned into a
[The Express Tribune] - He was released together with Jaish-e-Muhammad leader Masood Azhar in after the hijacking of an Indian plane. After his release, Umar Sheikh kidnapped journalist Daniel Pearl in Karachi with the help of Jaish activists. Pearl was later beheaded by
[Business Standard (blog)] - On top of their list is Masood Azhar, a chubby radical cleric from Pakistan. Under a harsh international glare, the struggling, minority government of PV Narasimha Rao insists that there will be no prisoner releases and assures the distraught families
[Rediff] - As a result of this hijack, India [ Images ] had to give up Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar in exchange for the hostages. The question now is whether the police have a strong case? While Wani's involvement is still being looked into, the
He was the only Kashmiri militant released at Kandahar, while two others, including Jaish-e-Mohommad chief Moulana Masood Azhar and Omar Sheikh, were Pakistani nationals arrested in Kashmir for subversion. Life has ...
The hostages, the book says, were nothing more than bargaining chips for the release of Masood Azhar — “a portly cleric from Pakistan” who “found Osama (bin Laden) in North Africa well before the Sheikh had been flagged ...