Pakistan needs to ‘incite’ those ‘fighting’ in Kashmir: Parvez Musharraf

Musharraf said India should not be under the illusion that Pakistan will not hit back.

By: Press Trust of India | Islamabad | Updated: October 16, 2014 4:41 pm
musharraf-lll Pakistan former Army chief Pervez Musharraf said the army is ready for war (with India) and lakhs of people in Pakistan are willing to go and fight for Kashmir. (Source: Reuters photo)

In the wilderness for a long time, former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has made an anti-India rant by saying Pakistan needs to “incite” those “fighting” in Kashmir.

“We have source (in Kashmir) besides the (Pakistan) army…People in Kashmir are fighting against (India). We just need to incite them,” the 71-year-old retired general, who is currently on bail in a treason case, told a TV channel.

Musharraf, who had grabbed power in 1999 soon after the Kargil conflict, said the army is ready for war (with India) and lakhs of people in Pakistan are willing to go and fight for Kashmir. India should not be under the illusion that Pakistan will not hit back, he added.

“In Kashmir, we can fight with the (Indian) army from both the front and back…We are Muslims. We will not show the other cheek when we are slapped. We can respond tit for tat,” he said, while commenting on the recent firing along the Line of Control and International Border.

He said external aggression happens only when the country remains internally weak. “If we remain strong internally, no one can dare to target us.”

Musharraf also said (Narendra) “Modi is anti-Muslim and anti-Pakistan. He has not changed. The problem is with us… We are running to attend his (Modi) inauguration, we should keep our dignity.”

The former president also termed the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) granted to Pakistan by India as “a joke”.

Musharraf, who was forced to resign in 2008 after his supporters lost, returned to Pakistan in 2013 after over four years of self-exile but faces a slew of cases.

Currently, he is on bail in four criminal cases while the treason case is going on in a special tribunal.

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  1. prakash gotimukul
    Oct 16, 2014 at 11:31 am
    The rogues are out. Its blatant interference and inciting inside India. They must remember that it has been already divided into east n west . now it will be north, south east, west. So retired general you better control your mouth..........
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      Nampurath Krishna
      Oct 16, 2014 at 11:45 am
      Why the Indian media give undue importance to this lunkhead no idea, the people of stan itself do not like him and he knows amply well anti-India rhetoric only could place him anywhere on the spectrum or else would be kicked out of the country. Wide range from liberals to Taliban hardliners don't like him, Taliban even after his blood, many a daring attempts were made on his life even when he was the dictator ruling stan on behest of Pak army, luck only saved him. Of what valour he boast about - breaking away of erstwhile East stan or wars earlier to that where his henchmen meekly knelt to ground before the bravery of Indian army, latest he knows well the fate of his equally lunatic misadventure through Kargil peninsula that broke the backbone of his cohorts - shame on a leader of Musharraf's ilk!!
      1. C
        Oct 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm
        This clearly shows how desperate and dependent their leaders are on this issue??? They can not concentrate on the improvement of their citizens lives but all the time even in their sleep they think only about this fully knowing it is a futile exercise as proved many a time in the past.but they want to make the public believe this for their own selfish reasons. Jaihind
        1. Yoginder Nath Tickoo
          Oct 16, 2014 at 11:28 am
          First,he should prove that he is not a traitor.stan courts are doing that job