If Pakistan boycotts the World Twenty20, it is only Pakistan that will suffer

Published: October 20, 2015
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This TV grab shows Shiv Sena activists threatening BCCI President Shashank Manohar to cancel talks with the PCB chief at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

This TV grab shows Shiv Sena activists threatening BCCI President Shashank Manohar to cancel talks with the PCB chief at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Shiv Sena members shout anti-Pakistan slogans just before BCCI President Shashank Manohar and PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan were due to discuss agreed upon bilateral cricketing fixtures.

We live in a time where our very existence is offensive to some people. It is hard to imagine how much cricket has been used as a weapon for political folly. It is absolutely outrageous that our team is in constant limbo, adjusting to whatever catastrophe will hit them next.

Perhaps we are sensitive people, maybe our history has taught us the art of playing victim, but there is a general feeling of resentment underlying Pakistan cricket, a sense that we are treated like second-class citizens, a complete double standard when it comes to anything Pakistan related and the deafening silence from the outside world is only perpetuating it. Perhaps we are wrong, the harm we have inflicted on ourselves has been more lethal than any attack from exterior forces but the pain is all the same.

Earlier when Australia cancelled their tour of Bangladesh, it was because their safety had to be put first. We had scores of self-proclaimed gurus on Twitter claiming there is nothing heroic about putting your life on the line to play a sport and the Australians were justified in their actions.

India, Pakistan and South Africa had all toured in the months before that. The World T20, the Asia Cup and the Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL) have all been held in recent times without a blip, but this non-specific threat was enough to cancel on the eve of the departure and not a single question needed to be raised.

In the same breath, you have the Shiv Sena in India causing absolute mayhemthreatening an International Cricket Council (ICC) official Aleem Dar, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman, Shahryar Khan and Najam Sethi sealed in their hotel for security reasons, Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akthar unable to commentatePakistani artists being forced to cancel events and an immense hatred for the country and anything and everything associated with it.

That is not to say that all of India feels this way, it is impossible to generalise and believe that the actions of a few reflect the sentiments of 1.2 billion souls. If only the rest of the world didn’t think we are all hiding in our bomb shelters and funding lunatics.

The ICC has decided that given the cash cow the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is, they could not take the World T20 away from India, after all, it is only Pakistan who is at stake. Instead, our players who are under serious attack will simply not play in the state of Maharashtra. There you have it, problem brilliantly solved. If the Shiv Sena is attacking Pakistanis, simply remove them from the equation. The deafening silence from both the ICC and the BCCI is enough to make one question the very foundation of the cricketing world.

What is this dictatorship? If a team feels threatened in a country, how can you expect them to play, but if the roles were reversed there would be outrage? Given all the power the BCCI now has, the rest of the playing nations are simply ostriches, afraid to ruffle any feathers in fear of the mighty Indian wrath.

On  June 26, 2014, the headlines roared about how India and Pakistan, under the leadership of then chairman Najam Sethi, had a binding agreement with India; six tours between the years 2015-2023 which had been sketched into the Future Tours Programme for both teams. Pakistan was also apparently said to be given the fourth largest share of revenue after the Big Three, allowing us to believe we had some say in the ruling of the cricket world. As it stands, the situation has reached new levels of low with intolerance rampant on both sides of the border and cricket and its avid followers are the ones to suffer.

You have the ministry and heads of the BCCI claiming that they will not play cricket with Pakistan because the country is harbouring certain terrorists? Is this what cricket has now been reduced to, a bargaining tool for a political agenda?

On the flip side, the chief executive of the PCB is desperate for some cricketing ties with India, realising the importance of their presence in the sport. With the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on the rise, he’s open to the idea of having Indian players on board; perhaps that sentiment might have changed after recent events.

It is pertinent to also point out that earlier this year, during the Indian Premiere League (IPL), Sri Lankan players were not able to play any matches in Chennai so perhaps the threat looms for nations as a whole and not one specific neighbour.

There was little talk, even less ridicule and a simple sense of acceptance, that’s just how it was. As Pakistanis, we’re used to this every single year (again playing victim of course), we are all too familiar with the depression that sinks in when IPL season is on.

These are dark times for Pakistan cricket. It’s a hard time to be a fan no matter where you live in the world. The sport is slowly being wrought with the sort of red tape and governance that takes away from the magic. It’s going to be a wonder how Pakistan will manage to play any games at all at the World T20. If we boycott the World Cup, it is only our team that will suffer. The time is now for the ICC to create a standard policy for the security of all playing nations around the world and yes dare I say, one that includes the nuisance that is Pakistan.

Hadeel Obaid

Hadeel Obaid

A cricket lover and textile manufacturer, who is patriotic, loud and opinionated. She tweets as @hadouken51 (twitter.com/hadouken51)

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Asad

    Get ready for Indians reminding you of 26/11 but not Samjhota Express Incident, both of which took place on Indian soil.Recommend

  • Sami

    Pakistan should boycott this world cup. The reason is that if for this time our team will ever play in India then Extremist organizations and the whole ICC will dictate their terms in the future as well.
    Also with the extremist threats our team will not be able to play with full force. Moreover India is lobbying to remove Pakistan from all the venues of International cricket. So this time they should taste their own medicine.Recommend

  • Guesstimater

    Why is pakistan still fighting with India? Accept the reality and let the big three dominate the game. Accept subordination and survive rather than rebel and get wiped out.Recommend

  • Corrupt

    Seems like ICC (Indian Cricket Council) have forgotten that a single match between Pak and Ind alone generates more revenue than the rest of the matches in an ICC event. So “accepting the subordination” is out of question my enemy. Have fun with you extremist political parties who truly are showing an incredible india to the world.Recommend

  • indi

    We dare you to boycott .Recommend

  • indi

    If Pakistan boycott no one gives to damn about it.T20 will go on as usual.Recommend

  • RameshHeg

    I am a secular Indian. I am opposed to the beef ban. I happen to think the laws and constitution of India should be upheld and any one indulging in any violence should be prosecuted. Those who indulged in murdering Indian citizens for eating beef should be thrown in jail and should be given long jail terms.

    Having said all of the above, I am totally in support of isolating Pakistan to the fullest whether it is in Cricket or in the real politics. It is silly to play cricket with Pakistan when you are waging such intense hate campaign on all fronts. Just don’t play cricket with us and stop sending your artists.Recommend

  • Ahmed

    You have the ministry and heads of the BCCI claiming that they will not play cricket with Pakistan because the country is harbouring certain terrorists? Is this what cricket has now been reduced to, a bargaining tool for a political agenda?

    It would have been ok if u were harbouring terrorist born in pakistan or pakistani citizens….The Problem comes when u harbour Indian terrorist also like Daud Ebrahim,Chota Shakeel,Memon Tiger….So please understand….Clap is done with both hands….Everybody knows daud address…Clifton Karachi…Even one of your cricketer is his relative…will u deny these facts also….

    ET…please publish facts…….Recommend

  • Jayman

    Action is superior to words. Do it.Recommend

  • Vectra

    Excellent writeup,i have been saying this that the action of few cant be taken as the views of entire 1.2 billion souls but look at your news paper,everwhere there is India mentioned all over as if entire India is at fault.This make Indians like me to defend my nation.If only Pakistan can punish people like hafeez saeed all those problems including cricket the lady mentioned can be solved and trust will increase between both countries.Recommend

  • Bana Post

    serious talks only to play thats too for money.what ABOUT meaningful dialogue regarding issues like LOC,Hafiz ,Dawood,and so on IS CRICKET IMPORTANT?Recommend

  • shahroz

    focus more on Pakistan super league instead on icc world cup” in india”. The kind of fascist hindu propaganda that is being fanned by indian media and their radical hindu politicians against pakistan as well as muslims , cannot be felt by this leader who i am sure is not reading or hearing news about india against pakistan.
    It is disgraceful why shahryar khan is begging for cricket matches with india . Boycott Indian sports people on all front.Recommend

  • abid

    who cares who watches ugly indian team apart from modi worshipers? .Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar

    lolz. Get wiped. :D Next joke please.Recommend

  • Bana Post

    Dear Pakistanis please consult with Huriat separatistS and meet BCCI.Recommend

  • Bana Post

    Pakistan u attcked Mumbai several times and now begging to play with us Do think its rational ? Mere a cricket match with u is nothing to usRecommend

  • amrik

    You reap what you sow Pakistan, you reap what you sow.Recommend

  • Brutus

    Tendency to blame India for every wrong that afflict Pakistan is common to all Pakistanis, you are no exception. You can’t compare security situation in India with that of Pakistan. About 20 people barging into BCCI office demanding cancellation of Indo-Pak Cricket series is one thing and attacking visiting cricket team with rocket launchers, AK-47s and Grenades, is totally a different thing. I hate Shiv Sena, but I have to admit that it’s just a political party. Barring committing few silly and totally senseless antics, most of the time it stays within the boundaries of the law and the world knows it. Those Pakistanis who want the world to see security situation in India, through their own prism, are badly mistaken.World is fully aware of India’s both positive and negative aspects with former outweighing the latter.
    You’re exaggerating the issue of Sri Lankan players not playing in Chennai during IPL 2013 season. It was a right decision, Sri Lanka army was accused of committing genocide of Tamils in Jaffna peninsula and passions were running high, avoiding untoward incident was necessary. You can’t compare it with a terrorist threat.
    Anyway, nobody in India losing sleep over Pak threat of boycotting t20 world cup. If any Pak player feels insecure, he is free to avoid visiting India. Pak government should also call back horde of its actors n singers etc. immediately as India is neither a secular nor a safe democratic country anymore.Recommend

  • Secular_Liberal

    What will happen to Kashmir issue….as an Indian am afraid pakistan wont get kashmir even in next 1000 year….am also in confusion whether pakistanis after 1000 year will tell their childrens that their ancestors once ruled India and their ancestors were arab and our culture is chinese…Recommend

  • Mansur Ali

    The message from the people of India is loud and clear:
    “We will not entertain any form of sport, art or cultural events with a country that promotes terror as a state policy”.
    The question is, why is it hard for learned people like this author and fellow Pakistanis to get the message?Recommend

  • Patriot

    Pakistan Who??Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Just open up the ICC calendar for the next few years and see how many ICC tournaments are going to be held next year.

    Once you created a precedent, you cannot undo it. Shiv Sena will be around in the future and Pakistan will still be sheltering Terrorists like Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim.

    You say: “Moreover India is lobbying to remove Pakistan from all the venues of International cricket. So this time they should taste their own medicine.”
    I think you should learn the meaning of the phrase “taste of their own medicine”.Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    The guys accused of the Samjhota Express incident are currently in jail, but the ones who perpetrated 26/11 are free.
    Pakistan loves Cricket. This is a form of non-violent protest – crush Pakistani cricket and deny them the pleasure of their only past time. This blog is a testament to the success of that strategy, so is your comment.
    You shelter Terrorists, you have to pay the price by not watching the only thing Pakistanis like above all else and own – their Cricket team.Recommend

  • menon mohan

    Samjhotha express blast case was solved by Indian authorities and all the culprits are in jail.Just because the culprits are Indians and hindus they are not set free.In the same way Indian courts will take it to logical conclusion with or without Pak’s insistence.Can you say the same about 26/11 conspirators?Where is Lakhvi,Hafeez Saeed and Indian national Dawood Ibrahim??

    PS-Without justice forr 26/11 victims no friendly jesture to Pak is possible for IndiansRecommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    This is a form of non-violent protest. This is an assymetrical war. Pakistan fights dirty by sheltering Terrorists, training them and sending them across the border to India. India just uses the options it has.

    Shiv Sena is right. They aren’t playing fair, why should India?

    if any one thinks politics and sports should not be mixed, tell that to the baby who lost the parents just because they were Jew in the Mumbai attacks.

    http://www.rediff.com/news/report/2611-moshe-the-child-who-survived-the-chabad-house-attack/20131128.htm

    Along with this, I think India should subsidize the sector which is Pakistan’s biggest export. India can afford the subsidy as Pakistan’s biggest export is mostly textile and it can create a lot of jobs in India. So win-win. India is already doing this and its welcome.
    Its all fair in love and war. After all India is saying we will not tour Pakistan or have bi-lateral series, but only occational ICC matches, which now Pakistan is refusing.Recommend

  • Ike

    Nope !
    no it doesn’t
    India has the largest viewership and any match India plays generates tremendous money for us!
    Try a different approach to convince us!
    till then you are dismissed!! :D :D :DRecommend

  • alixa

    You are wrong. Whoever India plays, stadia will be filled. No need for pakis.Recommend

  • alixa

    Go ahead, make their day. You will be bankrupt and good bye, Pakistani cricket!Recommend

  • Headstrong

    Sir, however hard you try to drag India down to your level, the fact is (and shall remain) that no international cricket has been played in Pakistan for the last 6 years, while every cricketing nation wants to tour India so that they can make money on the reciprocal tour. Please realise that the world has moved beyond hyphenating Pakistan with India. Af-Pak is the hyphenation you deserve – nay, maybe with Sudan, North Korea and Somalia, as Afghanistan has far braver people than you.Recommend

  • Headstrong

    Typical. Bring in a different topic, when the one under consideration is not palatable. Sir, we will keep reminding you of 26/11 and all of your other perfidies, such as not honouring the UN resolutions on Kashmir, not honouring the Simla Accord, not honouring the Lahore Agreement, not honouring the Ufa Agreement, not reciprocating MFN status givne by India to Pakistan, Kargil, etc (in fact, do point out a single agreement which you have honoured). But there’s a time and place – this article is about cricket. Do stick to the topic.Recommend

  • Mirza Memon

    India’s softpower at work. Today it is cricket. Tomorrow it’ll be the economy.Recommend

  • Mirza Memon

    PCB needs the money so it can’t boycott the WC. Maybe we can apply for a loan from the BCCI? It’s to their advantage because then they won’t have to risk hosting us.Recommend

  • Minerva

    ICC is earning enough revenue through BCCI & other boards. If BCCI needed money they would have agreed to play Pakistan long before. It is PCB which desperately need money to run PSL. That is why Shehryar Khan went to India three times this year. In whatever way you want to look at it, Pakistan has no leverage on this issue.
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  • Undhyu Patil

    ‘The time is now for the ICC to create a standard policy for the security of all playing nations around the world and yes dare I say, one that includes the nuisance that is Pakistan.’
    What kind of statement is that? Pakistan has been playing a double game with India. Shoving terrorist infiltrators into our country, cutting off the genitals of Indian soldiers and returning headless bodies. Then did you forget that the massacre of 26/11 happened on Mumbai soil and the perpetrators were Pakistanis. Shiv Sena belongs to Mumbai and is bothered about its security. Do some soul searching lady and then pen down things.Recommend

  • raj

    Its not about daring or something. Its just what people want. @Sami has an opinion not power to boycott. You don’t need to be arrogant here. Instead of condemning the Terrorist Sena, you are showing attitude.Recommend

  • raj

    It might go as usual but believe me it will matter. The world of cricket will give a damn and Indians will face embarrassment of not hosting it successfully with top team out of it. Everybody knows Cricket without Pak is no use.Recommend

  • Ray

    Brilliant. India can turn cricket into American baseball. Play against yourself and call it “World” Series. Ain’t no cricket World Cup without Pakistan – or India Recommend

  • ghost

    If Pakistan bails out you will be playing with world’s fastest spinners like indian fast bowlersRecommend

  • BBHMM

    Nope it doesn’t !
    India can generate a lot of revenue playing against ANY team
    We don’t need PakistanRecommend

  • Dev Gupta

    Try to boycott the world cup and no team will play in Pakistan ever again. ICC means BCCI , you should obey whatever we say otherwise it won’t be good for Pakistan . Send terrorists as much you want but we don’t need such cowardice act . We can make pakistan starve without using guns . You people are weak and weak begs to powerful and that what you should do . Recommend

  • Sane

    India is terrorist and anti sports country. They can’t see another country winning any match. They do terrorism even in sports ground. All sports tournaments in India must be boycotted.Recommend

  • Sane

    T20 without Pakistan is as a flower without color and smell. Pakistan remained best team of T20 for many years and still it is. By the way all international Kabaddi teams have already boycotted Kabaddi world cup in India. Why? because of increasing terrorism specially with foreigners (Australian Coupe incident is an example) supported by Indian government.Recommend

  • shehryar bukhari

    Bandar ko nakhun mil gaye hen bai
    Ab chalange dekho inki
    If it was an Indian home series ,they would have sent their own plane to pick up our team.
    And I’m soooo enjoying the tone of indians commenting here . so confident and threatening cz they know how well bcci is poised in world Cricket today.

    Only if Pakistanis knew how to deal with Hindu baniya, they’d be on their knees but alasRecommend

  • Soul Speek

    Indians have been requesting Pakistan for years to curb the terrorist activities and nab those that are declared terrorists by even UN, US.

    What did Pakistan do about it? NOTHING.

    How can Pakistan expect India to give them any kind of support in anything, be it sports, politics, economy or anything?Recommend

  • Asad

    we will stop sending our artists after you stop selling your movies in Pakistan. Fair deal ?Recommend

  • Asad

    what about you harboring Colonel Purohit (Samjhota Express guy) ?Recommend

  • Asad

    cant forget hafiz saeed, but very easily forgot Colonel Purohit ?Recommend

  • Asad

    hahahaha.. what comic books have you authored other than this extremely funny comment ?Recommend

  • manzoor

    reference to the statements u posted?Recommend

  • Guest

    Indians are showing their allegiance to Shev Sena. Pakistan team should go to India for the world cup as Sena is their problem not ours.Recommend

  • Agrippa – The Skeptic

    Stop buying them – no body can sell anything if there are no buyers!Recommend

  • Guest

    You have just one thing wrong, the sequence. India started this war of attrition back in 47 by denying funds/resources that were due to Pakistan, cutting off water, annexing territory by military means etc. to which Pakistan responded by what ever means were at its disposal. Nearly 70 years and India hasn’t learned that it can not get rid of Pakistan, but it is still unwilling to get along.Recommend

  • Sane

    Just ha…ha…ha…. Come on wake up.Recommend

  • gdp

    lol contrary to your name you post the most insane comments!
    Sri Lankan cricketers were shot in which country????Recommend

  • Sane

    India – You slaughter Muslims, Sikh are protesting against your government. Your Hindu fanatics burnt alive two Dillats children. You harassed Australian couple. Your government is supporting terrorism. Rather this is India who supports and promotes terrorism at state level. Indians not only rape their own women but specially target foreigners. You send terrorist to Pakistan label them as Taliban. You stopped fuel and food supply to Nepal as they want to amend their constitution which does not suit you. You have become a nuisance for global peace.

    Your capital is known as RAPE CAPITAL of the world. Now, all international Kabaddi teams have refused to come at Kabaddi world cup in India. See your face before you say about others.Recommend

  • Sane

    Pakistan is that who divided India and you were just looking at helplessly.Recommend

  • Sane

    Pakistan does not need to get Kashmir. Kashmir shall be liberated by Kashmiris themselves like Sikhs will make Khalistan.Recommend

  • Sane

    What your government specially Modi, BJP is sowing is to be reaped very soon. By the way, do not send more terrorists to Pakistan as we are short of coffins.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    So, why cry when Aleem Dar was not allowed.
    it’s good as per your logic.Recommend

  • Saj

    “we are all too familiar with the depression that sinks in when IPL season is on.”

    I’m sorry, no idea what that feeling is. There are enough cricket leagues going around. Our own cricket league, supported by 180 million Pakistani Fan (and some international ones) will hopefully provide enough cricket for us and our team in the years to come, admittedly not as much as IPL, but lets not be greedy.

    As for the world cup, Pakistan shouldn’t boycott a global event. Providing security to Pakistani team is responsibility of the hosts. And while I trust BCCI to be professional about it, even if the crowds stone Pakistani matches it will be a moral victory for us and a loss for BCCI.

    The attitude of Sena posses a challenege to BCCI more than it does to PCB. We should not make this into US (Pakistan) vs THEM (India). This is about US(Paksitanis & Indians) vs THEM (Extremists).Recommend

  • Sane

    Your PM Modi is in the list of wanted criminals. Think to handover him to be prosecuted for killing Muslims and minorities.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    Not all Hindus are baniyaRecommend

  • Rajiv

    You can’t compare terrorist attack and killing of innocent people with a peaceful boycott.Recommend

  • Sane

    And also Vectra forgot Swami who confessed in court that he burnt Muslims in Samjhota express incident supported by now PM Modi.Recommend

  • Sane

    No matter if we don’t play with India. We will play with Kashmir, Khalistan and Nagaland.Recommend

  • Rajiv

    and both were done by pak.Recommend

  • Sane

    Spectators in Indian stadiums are hooligans. They stop any game, when there is any chance of India to be defeated.Recommend

  • Bana Post

    Before u talk about Mr.Modi just recall how much muslims massacred by yourself in Palestine,Bangladesh,Baluchistan and of course shias in your state.Recommend

  • Sane

    Sri Lankan cricketers were shot in Pakistan by Indian terrorists.Recommend

  • Bana Post

    First request a country to play cricket in Pakistan and listen what they say about u and your state. Then say India is terrorist and anti sports country.Recommend

  • Bana Post

    Pakistan is as a flower without color and smell. ha ha ha ha ha ha haRecommend

  • Bana Post

    who cares stop buying Indian stuffs from Dubai.Fair deal ?Recommend

  • Internet Hindu

    And Balochistan, Pakhtunistan, and Sindhudesh alsoRecommend

  • Bilal Yousuf

    A lame comment. Stop day dreaming Dev GuptaRecommend

  • Bilal Yousuf

    That shooting was orchestrated by RAW. The mess in Balochistan has also been funded by RAW. Every Pakistani believes that, just like you believe every act of terrorism committed in India is a result of a plan hatched in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    And Osama was also in IndiaRecommend

  • Gratgy

    Hahaha “wanted” by whom? Google??? Recommend

  • Dss

    1971 ?
    Yeah we looked helplessly !!
    RoflRecommend

  • gdp

    Yeah like Pakistan will make colonies in Mars by 2015 like Sir Zaid Hamid saidRecommend

  • Asad

    and they still celebrate the huge loss of land every 15 August.. ahahahahaRecommend

  • Minerva

    Yep, then we made Bangladesh. You became epicenter of terrorism in the world. We are on to become third largest economy. You are begging for cricket with us. Your artists are in our country for better work and pay (Love them). It goes on…Recommend

  • Asad

    Why only jail for Samjhota guys but death sentence for Ajmal Kassab ?? Please explain the hypocrisy.Recommend

  • Milind A

    I thought you’re were talking about Bangladesh, when talking about division and looking helplessly.Recommend

  • Corrupt

    O really? Ever heard of Samjhauta Express Bombings?Recommend

  • Corrupt

    Then ask your public to stop demanding your country producers for Pakistani Artist.Recommend

  • Bana Post

    Samjhauta Express Bombings will progress according to Taj hotel attack caseRecommend

  • knightridrr

    India walking on the path Pakistan is slowly moving away from. Boycotting T20 WC will be excellent as it’ll further expose the real India.

    No wonder that now the Sikh community demands a separation from India now.Recommend

  • Undhyu Patil

    we dont want pakistanis in India, till you bring your terrorists to book. All other muslims are welcome.Recommend

  • Danyal

    I am on the pakistani side, but I give you credit for that comeback.Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    You can petition the supreme court and ask yourself.
    Since, the trial is not finished so you never know. It all depends on the evidence available.
    I can ask you the same. Why is Hafiz Saeed given security cover comparable to a VIP, why is Lakhvi let out, when Malik Ishaq can be killed in an encounter and many innocents have been tried in your Military courts?Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    This is not day dreaming. Its happening as we speak. International teams don’t play in Pakistan, no IPL for Pakistan, now Pakistan has decided that it will not play ICC events in India.
    I guess you guys should start looking for another sport. Maybe Shahid Afridi can take up Chess!Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Why are you opposed to Beef ban if you are secular? Shouldn’t you support anything which stops which leads to insulting another Religion/culture?

    If India’s secularism is not hurt by Muslim Personal Law, how can it be hurt by Beef ban?Recommend

  • maynotmatter

    Khalistan is an imaginary land and fortunately for you, it is the only land which will play cricket with you.Recommend

  • maynotmatter

    And like Balochistan will do pretty soon, followed by Pakistani held Kashmir, the North West frontier provinces, and maybe Sindh too in near future. You can then rename the only remaining state Punjab to Khalistan.Recommend

  • maynotmatter

    Because you spend all your coffins on your citizens who died by terrorists attack ?Recommend

  • maynotmatter

    Well. Prove it. Which other nation believes that ? While there are many nations who believes that Pakistan is breeding ground for terrorists.Recommend

  • maynotmatter

    You guys haven’t win match with India since last decade. So you do not fall in the category of “another country winning”.
    And whether you like or not. Sports tournament in India is going to stay, but Pakistanis will stay out.Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    Jammu is Hindu majority, Ladakh is Buddhist. Why on Earth would the state of J&K like to commit suicide by asking for something so absurd!Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    How do you know they were Indian, not Ethiopian?Recommend

  • http://peddarowdy.wordpress.com/ Anoop

    You guys have been saying that on and off since 1947. You do realize Sikhs for a huge chunk of India’s Army, greater than their population percentage. If they want seperation why are so many Sikhs willing to sacrifice their lives for India?
    Saying such absurd things, does that make you warm inside? Soothes your ego, I’m sure. Ignorance is truly bliss, isn’t.. Have fun in your intellectual cocoon.Recommend