Amir Hussain, a Phd student at Islamia Jamia Millia University Delhi, whose key research areas are religion and motivation with emphasis on Hizbul Mujahideen agreed with the journalist. “Sehraie’s son’s case is not unique. Jamaat leaders have a history of sending their sons to join militancy,” he said.
“In 1990s, Jamaat was officially or unofficially the only religious group to back militancy. It had a kickback effect in the sense that what Jamaat practised on street had to come home as well. Militants coming from such households discovered gaps between the conversations at home and those taking place outside,” Hussain said.
Courtesy: Kashmir Reader