#CT17: Give attention to Kashmiris who aspire to become Indian cricketers, Parra reacts to Mirwaiz’s tweet


The ruling Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday lamented that while the ‘celebrations’ of people like Mirwaiz Umar Farooq become news but not of those who celebrate India’s victory.

Mirwaiz tweeted after the Pakistan defeated England in the first semi-final match of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy.

Mirwaiz tweeted: “As we were finishing taraweeh, could hear the fire crackers bursting, well played team #Paksitan. Best of luck for the finals! (sic)”.

“There is no offence to such celebrations (Mirwaiz’s) , but the problem is that the people who celebrate for the country are not getting acknowledgement across the country,” Parra told news gathering agency ANI.

Parra said that more attention should be given to Kashmiris who support and aspire to become Indian cricketers rather than people like Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.

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“I think the people, who follow the Indian cricket team, see the players as their role models. And, you have cricketers like Pervez Rasool. There is a Pervez Rasool in every Kashmiri village. We just need to explore that and should not really fall into the statement of politics,” said Parra.

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