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India continues to outpour the hostile reactions towards Pakistan as the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) has removed the photos of legendary Pakistani cricketers pasted on the walls of Mohali Stadium earlier known as PCA stadium in the aftermath of deadly Pulwana terror attack claiming the lives of 44 Indian troops.
The photographs have been removed from all corridors, long room and gallery of the stadium’s pavilion block. Ajay Tyagi, PCA’s honorary treasurer said, “We have removed the photographs of the Pakistani players today to show solidarity with the CRPF martyrs (who were killed in the Pulwama attack on February 14) and show anger against Pakistan.”
The photos that were removed of the cricketers included that of Javed Miandad, Shahid Afridi, and Imran Khan now (Prime Minister). They also included those of the 2011 World Cup semi-final match played between India and Pakistan in Mohali.
The anti-Pakistan protests tightly grip entire India even after four days of the incident. The protests are carried out unabatedly in a bid to avenge for the recent deadliest terror attack on Indian soldiers in Pulwama, Jammu, and Kashmir. Indian media companies have also stopped the broadcast of live Pakistan Super Leagues matches in India to express scorn towards Pakistan.
“We have been informed by IMG Reliance that they will be unable to partner with us for the remaining HBL PSL 2019 and PCB has reserved all its rights. The PCB always had a contingency plan in place, and we are confident we will be in a position to announce the new partner on Monday after the completion of the formalities,” Pakistan Cricket Board’s Managing Director Wasim Khan said.
“Unfortunately, denying India cricket fans the right to follow HBL PSL by blocking all digital coverage as well as covering or removing a portrait of former Pakistan cricket captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan and other legendary cricketers from one of the most historic cricket clubs and venues are highly regrettable actions.
The PCB intends to take up these incidents with the BCCI and the ICC at the upcoming ICC committee meeting in Dubai later this month,” said Mr. Khan. Moreover, Indian record music label T-Series has also removed the songs of Pakistani singers Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan from their YouTube channel.
“We have verbally communicated to Indian music companies like T-Series, Sony Music, Venus and Tips Music etc to not work with Pakistani singers. These companies should stop it immediately or we will take action in our own style,” said Amey Khopkar, head of the MNS (a right-wing political party) Chitrapat Sena. On the other hand, Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has announced not to release his upcoming film ‘Total Dhamaal’ in Pakistan.
In light of the current situation the team of Total Dhamaal has decided to not release the film in Pakistan.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 18, 2019