Kashmir update from the Times of India, .
When terrorism was at its peak in the Valley, Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed set up terrorist camps in Pakistan where around 3,500 jihadis were trained in guerrilla warfare.
This astonishing revelation has come from Kashmiri separatist leader and JKLF chairman Yasin Malik. According to Daily Times , Malik has said that Rashid actively supported the armed struggle in Kashmir by setting up training camps. Rashid trained around 3,500 jihadis in guerrilla warfare around that time, Malik has said.
Malik was talking to the audience in an exhibition of 1.5 million signatures by Kashmiris demanding their involvement in the dialogue process in Islamabad. The exhibition showed thousands of pictures of Kashmiri people participating in Malik’s signature campaign.
“Sheikh Rashid has played a great role for Kashmir’s liberation. He used to support the frontline Jihadis, but very few people know about his contributions,” Daily Times quoted Malik as saying…
Although Malik praised Rashid for his contribution to the armed struggle, the minister refused to comment when journalists approached him.