Indian politicians lash out at Musharraf, claim Pakistan doesn't want peace

Condemning former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf's statement that his country is capable of inciting violence in Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nalin Kohli on Friday said Islamabad is making it evident that it is not interested in having peaceful relations with New Delhi.

New Delhi: Condemning former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf's statement that his country is capable of inciting violence in Kashmir, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nalin Kohli on Friday said Islamabad is making it evident that it is not interested in having peaceful relations with New Delhi.

"Musharraf's statement should come as no surprise, as Pakistan is constantly showing that it is less interested in peace and good relations with India," said Kohli.

Congress Party leader Rashid Alvi also condemned the former military dictator's statement, saying, "Musharraf has lost his mental balance. He should go through the history pages."

Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Jay Panda emphasised on not getting provoked by such statements.

"It may be an attempt by Parvez Musharraf to become more prominent in the media. We should not be provoked by what he says. It is best to just ignore such statements," added Panda.

Yesterday, Musharraf had said that Pakistan was capable of inciting violence in Kashmir.

"Kashmir is waiting to be incited and Pakistan is capable of inciting violence," he said amid tensions between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz claimed that the current border tension between New Delhi and Islamabad was part of a bigger conspiracy by the Indian Government to blame Pakistan as well as exploit the border issue to attract voters in the state elections.

He said that India cannot carry out 'surgical strikes' inside Pakistan as it would result in a 'response'.

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