Deccan Mujahideen

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The Deccan Mujahiddeen is believed to be a terrorist group. They do attacks inside India. They came to the attention of the public after they said they were responsible for the attacks on Mumbai on 26 November 2008.[1][2] It is possible that the organization could be related to the Indian Mujahideen.[3]

Attacks on Mumbai[change | change source]

Indian authorities said that the Mumbai attacks were directed by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants inside Pakistan.[4] The surviving gunman was a Pakistani.[5][5][6][7] Pakistan initially contested this attribution, but agreed this was the case on 7 January 2009.[8][9]

Where the word is from[change | change source]

Deccan refers to the Deccan Plateau in southern India. The states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu lie on this plateau. The name is an anglicised from the Prakrit word dakkhin. That word comes from the Sanskrit word dakṣiṇa- (Sanskrit: दक्षिण), meaning 'South' or 'The South'.[10]

Mujahideen (also spelt Mujahedin) in Arabic is a "struggler". So the name Deccan Muhahideen may literally mean Strugglers of the South, The South Strugglers or South Strugglers.

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  1. "Deccan Mujahideen claims it behind Mumbai attacks - TV". Reuters India. 2008-11-26. http://in.reuters.com/article/topNews/idINIndia-36721020081126. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
  2. "Mumbai rocked by deadly attacks" (in 2008-11-26). BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7751160.stm. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
  3. "Indian Mujahideen threatens to target Mumbai". India Today. September 14,2008. http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&issueid=71&task=view&id=15328&sectionid=4&Itemid=1.
  4. Terror Ties Run Deep in Pakistan, Mumbai Case Shows, New York Times, Jane Perlez and Salman Masood, 26 July 2009
  5. 5.0 5.1 Schmitt, Eric; Sengupta, Somini (3 December 2008). "Ex-U.S. Official Cites Pakistani Training for India Attackers". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/world/asia/04india.html?hp. Retrieved 3 December 2008.
  6. Schmitt, Eric; Somini Sengupta, Jane Perlez (3 December 2008). "U.S. and India See Link to Militants in Pakistan". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/world/asia/03mumbai.html?bl&ex=1228453200&en=a32b625bf9928825&ei=5087%0A. Retrieved 3 December 2008.
  7. Dogar, Babar (5 December 2008). "Pakistan charity under suspicion in India attacks". Associated Press. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081205/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan_shootings_militant_test.
  8. "Gunman in Mumbai Siege a Pakistani", New York Times, 7 January 2009
  9. "Surviving gunman's identity established as Pakistani". Dawn. 7 January 2009. http://www.dawn.net/wps/wcm/connect/Dawn%20Content%20Library/dawn/news/pakistan/surviving-gunmans-identity-established-as-pakistani-ss. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
  10. Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, p. 498 (scanned image at SriPedia Initiative): Sanskrit dakṣiṇa meaning 'right', 'southern'.