Oct 20, 2021: More than one billion cricket fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the match between Pakistan and India on October 24.
Politicians in India have already started issuing divisive statements and issuing calls for the match to be called off.
After members of the ruling party BJP voiced concerns against the contest, latest call came from Asaduddin Owaisi, head of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-e-Muslimeen (AIMIM), who asked the government if it was right to play Pakistan in the current situation.
The AIMIM leader was addressing a crowd in Hyderabad, where he said that Pakistan was playing T20 with the lives of Kashmiris every day.
Talking about the recent violence in Occupied Kashmir, Owaisi said that as a result of Indian atrocities in the region, nine soldiers have been killed in the area.
On the recent violence against Bihari migrants in the occupied territories, he satirized the Indian intelligence agencies and wondered, “What are the Intelligence Bureau and (Union Home Minister) Amit Shah doing?”
A few days ago, Union Minister Griraj Singh, referring to the recent tensions in occupied Kashmir, said that the match between the two Asian cricketers should be “reconsidered” as relations between the two countries were not good.
India’s Punjab Minister Pragat Singh had said a few days back that the match had been demanded to be canceled as the situation on the border was “not ideal”.
He said that there should be no match between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup as the situation on the border is not ideal and both the countries are currently going through a period of tension.
“It is of paramount importance that we protect humanity and do nothing to put further strain on relations between the two countries,” he said.
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