Extremist groups once nurtured by Pakistan have now turned against it: Report

March 31st, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar.31 (ANI): The frequency and magnitude of terror strikes within its geographical territory has increased manifold in recent times proving one thing for sure that the extremists groups once nurtured by Pakistan to act against the Soviets in Afghanistan, and carry out the holy war ‘Jihad’ against India to set Kashmir free have now also turned against Pakistan.

The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which has been charged of carrying out the Novenber 2008 terror attack on Mumbai, is considered to have a strong hold in Lahore.

Monday’s attack on the police training academy in Manawan, thus proves that outlawed terror groups such as LeT have established their grip in that part of the country.

According to a report in The Telegraph, by promising to shut down groups such as LeT in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks and under immense international pressure, Pakistan has made itself a legitimate target in their eyes.

Moreover, the report stated that the LeT enjoyed a blind support of hundreds of Pakistanis against India. For them the ‘Jihad’ to separate Kashmir from India is much more important than the impending threat of extremism along the Afghan border.

The report said that Pakistan is being divided from inside and is more susceptible than Afghanistan because of the fact that these blind supporters, give a chance, would definitely choose the LeT over the writ of a democratically elected government. (ANI)

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