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Tharoor”He was no friend but he saw strategic benefit in peace, as did we,”

After the BJP thrashed Tharoor for his condolences for General Pervez of Pakistan, he said, ‘I was Raised in an India Where…’:

Kerala Congress MP Shashi Tharoor explains why he praised General Pervez Musharraf over his remarks on the demise of late former Pakistan military dictator-turned-President Pervez Musharraf whom he described as a “foe-turned-real force for peace” in his condolence message

Tharoor said,”I was raised in an India where you are expected to speak kindly of people when they die. Musharraf was an implacable enemy and was responsible for Kargil War but he did work for peace with India, in his own interest, 2002-7. He was no friend but he saw strategic benefit in peace, as did we,” Tharoor said in a tweet.

Tharoor daid in a tweet. “I met him annually in those days at the @un & found him smart, engaging & clear in his strategic thinking. RIP,” the former minister of state for external affairs said.

Former Pakistan President and Army Chief Pervez Musharraf died on Sunday after a prolonged illness at the American Hospital in UAE’s Dubai after spending several years in self-imposed exile. He was 79. He survived numerous assassination bids and found himself on the front line of the struggle between militant Islamists and the West.

Tharoor`s post brought fierce criticism from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekhar hit out at Tharoor saying his post “best describes Congress.” Chandrashekhar while taking to Twitter, slammed the grand old party for finding peace in a person who “inflicted terror a backstabbing conflict and tortured our soldiers in violation of every International law”.

“Nothing like a proper military thrashing for Fatcat Pak Dictator Generals to become a “force for peace” and develop “clear strategic thinking”. Notwithstanding many lives lost n international laws violated and harm caused all around, these Generals will have their admiring fans in India (sic),” the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar wrote in his tweet

.In another tweet, Chandrasekhar said, “That a former Cong Foreign Min (a party that refused to celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas till 2010) wud think that a Pak General who inflicted terror, a backstabbing conflict n tortured our Soldiers in violation of every Intl law, wud be a “force for peace” – best describes Congress.”

Gen Musharraf was Pakistan`s army chief during the Kargil war between India and Pakistan. The conflict between the two countries is believed to have been orchestrated by Musharraf without the knowledge of the then-Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif.

Musharraf was the tenth president of Pakistan after a successful military coup in 1999. He served as the 10th Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistan (CJCSC) from 1998 to 2001 and the 7th top general from 1998 to 2007.

To this, the Congress supporters responded

“Feku your leader killed over 2000 innocent Muslims, ongoing hate crime not terrorism? Allow Indians to watch a recent BBC documentary.”

Another said, “It was under the Advani-Atal govt that he was asked to come to India for a peace deal. If you take the bytes from Bjp then such comments wouldn’t be made.

Dear Mr Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, since u are so upset over ShTh’s comments on the demise of Gen Mush, why not also condemn former BJP PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee for holding peace talks and engaging with the General several times during his tenure ? Why be selective and hypocritical? Hmmm ?

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