Additional facts about Balakot

The 2019 Balakot airstrike occurred on 26 February 2019, when twelve Mirage 2000H jets along with Sukhoi and other fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir to perform an airstrike on Balakot, Khyber Pakhtoon Khan, which was a terrorist training camp inside Pakistan.

Balakot as Mecca of Jihad:

Syed Ahmad Barelvi (1786–1831) was an Indian Muslim revivalist from Raebareli, a part of the historical United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. The epithet Barelvi, denoting place of origin, deriving from Raebareli. He followed Sunni Hanafi jurisprudence. He was the first jihadi who had waged the holy war against then King of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. He chose Balakot as the place for war as it had locational advantages. Syed lost and was beheaded on 6 May 1888 and later buried at Balakot itself. This is the picture ofnhis grave at Balakot (from wikipedia):

Picture serves a reminder why dreaded terrorists must be buried in sea and not given a burial like a normal person.

Airstrike on Balakot:

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