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Why don’t you go Pakistan to celebrate its victory, asks Gautam Gambhir to Hurriyat leader

Gautam Gambhir

NEW DELHI, June 19: As Indian Cricket team lost Champions Trophy from the rival team Pakistan, fresh controversy-racked up after Hurriyat leaders were seen celebrating Pakistan’s victory.

The former opener of Indian Team Gautam Gambhir could not resist himself from slamming those leaders after he asked a Kashmiri separatist to celebrate Pakistan’s victory in Pakistan rather than Kashmir.

Gambhir’s befitting reply came after Separatist Hurriyat man Mirwaiz Umar Farooq tweeting his joy at Pakistan beating India in the Champion’s Trophy final.

Anguished over his sarcastic tweet, the cricketer managed to calm down Farooq’s joy, he also got in a dig at what some say is China’s increasing ‘colonisation’ of Pakistan.

In fact, this isn’t the first time Farooq celebrated Pakistan’s win. After it beat England to enter the Champions Trophy final, the Kashmiri separatist tweeted:

The batsman has of late been tweeting about things, not cricket. He has taken on those who abuse India’s armed forces.

The batsman has of late been tweeting about things, not cricket. He has slammed those who abuse India’s armed forces.

That tweet came following a video went viral in April allegedly showing paramilitary jawans being kicked and abused by a section of people, allegedly in Kashmir.

Here’s more of what he had to say about that:

A month before that, Gambhir spoke in favour of the Indian Army, but at the same time defended Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, who posted a pro-peace message and was not just mocked for it but hounded. There were also rape threats against her.

“I have the utmost respect for the Indian Army. Their service to the nation and all of us is unmatched. However, the recent events have left me with a sense of disappointment. We live in a free country where everyone is entitled to their opinion. If a daughter who lost her father puts up posts about the horrors of war with the intention of achieving peace, she has all the right to,” he said.

Wefornews Bureau

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