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Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami

Definition/Scope: Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami (HUJI), a Sunni extremist group that follows the Deobandi tradition of Islam, was founded in 1980 in Afghanistan to fight in the jihad against the Soviets. It also is affliated with the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazlur Rehman Jalili faction (JUI-F) and the Deobandi school of Sunni Islam. The group, led by Qari Saifullah Akhtar and chief commander Amin Rabbani, is made up primarily of Pakistanis and foreign Islamists who are fighting for the liberation of Jammu and Kashmir and its accession to Pakistan.



Broader Terms:

foreign terrorist organization

Related Terms:

Harakat ul-Mujahadin
Harakat ul-Mujahideen

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