‘Watan Hamara Azaad Kashmir’ played ahead of cricket match in Pulwama

Srinagar 

The national anthem of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) was played ahead of a cricket match in Pulwama district in southern part of Kashmir on Sunday, Indianexpress.com reported.

A video clip of the event, which has gone viral on the Internet, has been reportedly filmed just moments ahead of the clash between Shining Star Pampore and Pulwama Tigers during the final match of the tourney.

In the clip, the following part of the anthem could be heard as the players of the two teams line up opposite to each other: “Bagho aur baharoon wala Daryawoon kuhsarron wala Aasman hai jiska tarra parcham chand sitaron wala jannat ke nazaron wala Jammu aur Kashmir hamara (With beautiful weather backdropped by the landscapes of the region Outflowing natural waters of the rivers from the mountains. The Sky is the flag of the state. The flag which has the crescent and the star. Heavenly scene is our Jammu and Kashmir.

This comes months after a video had surfaced which showed a group of local cricketers wearing Pakistan green lining up for the Pakistani national anthem ahead of a cricket match. All the players were later detained for questioning by the police in central Kashmir.

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