Last Updated: 19th February, 2019
The atrocious Pulwama attacks have taken over the whole nation by fury and rage. On 14th February 2019, more than 40 CRPF Jawans were martyred in a ruthless terrorist militant attack at Kashmir’s Pulwama region. Minutes after the devious attack, a Pakistan-based terror organization – Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) – asserted obligation regarding the cowardly impact.
On February 18, as an indication of solidarity and dissent for the lost, the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali has stripped down 15 photographs of Pakistani cricketers that were a piece of its premises.
The assemblage included pictures of cricketers like Imran Khan (Presently the Prime Minister of Pakistan), Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, Javed Miandad and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. They were hung up at the dressing area, passages, long room, ‘hall of fame’ and the exhibition of arena’s Pavilion square.
The Shahid Afridi-drove Pakistani side had confronted a 29-run defeat at India’s hands in the 2011 World Cup Cricket semi-finals which was played at the Mohali Stadium in March.
The stadium’s authorities held a congress on Sunday to settle on this progression. The honorary secretary of PCA, RP Singla, stated to IANS, “To demonstrate solidarity with the nation and respect the CRPF personnels… the Punjab Cricket Association chose to stripped down the photos of Pakistani cricketers… It is a unanimous choice and we as a whole remain with the nation… If relations with Pakistan improve and the administration changes its strategy in regards to playing against Pakistan, we will set up the photos once again.”
PCA’s Treasurer Ajay Tyagi, expressed, “As a modest advance, the PCA has chosen to demonstrate its solidarity with the families of martyrs of the Pulwama incident. There is such a great amount of anger in the country against the atrocious attack and PCA is no unalike in this.”
Punjab: Posters and pictures of Pakistani cricket players removed from Punjab Cricket Association stadium in Mohali. pic.twitter.com/b7EVb1TqFn
— ANI (@ANI) February 18, 2019
“As a cricketer, I think nothing can be over the nation and if PCA has taken this choice, we bolster it. The respect of our Armed Forces is preeminent… Whenever such attacks stop or there is no supporting of terror from Pakistan, a choice can be taken… to play once again,” said Reetinder Singh Sodhi, former Indian all-rounder, who captained the triumphant Indian U-15 group in the ICC World Cup.
Former Indian cricketer and selector Bhupinder Singh, Senior stated, “BCCI, is one of the world’s most richest bodies. They could have likewise donated a generous amount of cash to the families of CRPF personnels. That would have been the greatest help to the lamenting families and to respect our Armed Forces.”
Similarly the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) also stripped down pictures of Pakistan players.
The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) on Monday too, stripped down pictures of Pakistan players from its entryway, challenging the terrorist and militant attack in Pulwama district.
Last Thursday, 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed while a few others were severely injured in what is being named as the atrocious terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir.
“BCCI, RCA and different affiliations are with the families of martyred troopers. As a characteristic of resentment, we have stripped down pictures of Pakistan cricket players. We wish that India projects the proper revenge for the heinous act,” RCA Vice President Mohammad Iqbal stated.
This resolution came after the esteemed Cricket Club of India (CCI) chose to strip the picture of former cricketer Imran Khan, who additionally happens to be the present Prime Minister of Pakistan.