A 2015 video featuring former Pakistani Army General and President Pervez Musharraf has gone viral in social media were the exiled leader is openly admitting that Kashmiris were "trained" in his country as mujahideens to fight the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir, reports Deccan Herald.
The video has resurfaced at a time when Pashtoon activists in Pakistan’s Waziristan region have accused the Pakistani Army of using Taliban as a tool of statecraft, ignoring the collateral damage to civilians.
The duration of the video is 1 minute 45 seconds video was posted by Hamid Mandokhail from Quetta on Twitter on Tuesday (12 November) to depict how Pakistan's state policy of terror destroyed the Pashtuns in Pakistan.
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In the video, Musharraf says, "Kashmiris who came to Pakistan received a hero's reception here. We used to train them and support them. We considered them as mujahideens who will fight with the Indian Army. Then, various terrorist organisations like Lashkar-e-Taiba rose in this period. They (jihadi terrorists) were our heroes."
He also says in 1979 Pakistan introduced "religious militancy" in Afghanistan for Pakistan’s own benfit and to push the Soviets out of the country wherein various dreaded terrorists were treated like heros.
He further says "We brought mujahideens from all over the world, we trained them and supplied weapons to them. We trained the Taliban, sent them in. They were our heroes. Haqqani was our hero. Osama bin Laden was our hero. Ayman al-Zawahiri was our hero. Then the global environment changed. The world started viewing things differently. Our heroes were turned into villains."
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