New Delhi, July 12 -- At a time when al Qaeda is facing an existential crisis and has been entirely marginalised in the global Islamist terrorist movement, and at a time when its incipient proxy in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), the Ansar Ghazwat ul Hind (AGH), has been virtually wiped out barely two years after its formation, Ayman al Zawahiri, the current amir (chief) of al Qaeda, has issued a renewed call for jihad in Kashmir. Interestingly, he dismisses the Pakistanbacked 'jihad' as opportunistic, "a secular rivalry over borders", condemns Pakistan as a puppet of the United States, and warns fighters in Kashmir that the "Pakistan army and government" are only "interested in exploiting the mujahideen for specific political objectives, only to du...