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Muslim extremists in India, a matter of international concern: Musharraf

Muslim extremists in India, a matter of international concern: Musharraf

Author: ANI
Publication: Newkerala.com
Date: September 23, 2009
URL: http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-117678.html

Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has blamed Muslim extremism in India for terror activities increasing in the subcontinent, saying it is a matter of worry for the whole world.

Musharraf, who is on a lecture tour of the US currently, told a gathering at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, those Muslim extremists in India pose a 'growing' concern for the international community.

Referring to the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Musharraf said the organization was a clear example that extremism is growing among Muslim youth in India.

"There is a sense of frustration of unequal opportunity and discrimination in India," said Musharraf.

Musharraf also criticized Pakistan's current leadership and blamed the leaders for the current crises facing the country.

"It's not a crisis of nation or people, but a crisis of leadership. Simple as that," The Nation quoted Musharraf, as saying.

Musharraf defended Pakistan's development of nuclear arms as a 'logical response' to India's development of nuclear weapons.

"I am called a man of war, but I am a man of peace because I understand the ravages of war. Military action only buys time, it does not deliver the cure," said the former general.

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