Masood Azhar, the head of the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist group, said in a purported column false news was being spread about the losses incurred by the JeM and about his health and all these were untrue. “Nothing like that. All are alive and all is well,” he wrote in his column.
In his most recent column written, under his pen name Saadi, in the latest edition of JeM’s weekly paper Al-Qalam, Azhar challenged Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to a shooting or archery competition in a bid to prove how medically fit he is.
Hindustan Times couldn’t independently establish that Azhar is indeed the author of the piece but Al-Qalam is widely known as JeM’s mouthpiece and Saadi is a well-known pseudonym of Azhar’s. Read More