The Pulwama attacks are still fresh among Indians despite it being two weeks since the incident. The dastardly attack saw a suicide bomber blowing up a bus carrying CRPF jawans, killing 40 of them. In the wake of the attacks, Congress minister Manish Tewari shared a news clipping where former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf talks about nurturing the likes of the Taliban in their own backyard. Musharraf also referred to slain terrorist Osama bin Laden as an erstwhile hero.
Musharraf can be heard on the clip, admitting that the Lashkar-e-Taiba were like heroes, giving up their lives for their ‘brothers and sisters’ in Kashmir. He also admitted that the Taliban and the mujahedeen were introduced in to get rid of the Soviets. Musharraf said that Pakistan trained them, supplied them with weapons and supported them. However, he also mentioned that the ‘heroes’ had suddenly turned into villains. Talking about Hafiz Saeed (the co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba), he said that the latter was part of the freedom struggle in Kashmir, before being defeated by the Indian Army.
Musharraf admitted that the mujahedeen’s ‘positive activity’ had changed, even in Pakistan, where they blasted bombs and killed people. Finally, the former Pakistan president even said that the mujahedeen must be stopped, though he made no comments on stopping Hafiz Saeed.
Tewari shared this video to prove that Pakistan had ‘snakes’ in the backyards “of GHQ have now come back to bite them.” The aftermath of the Pulwama blast saw relations between the two countries being strained and many clamouring for stern action.