Former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad. (File)
After Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Akhtar another former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad made inflammatory statement against India over the abrogation of the Article 370 of the Constitution which gave Jammu and Kashmir a special status. Pakistan cricketers Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar and Sarfraz Ahmed have already targeted India ever since the Narendra Modi government scrapped the provision.
But Javed Miandad went on threaten India with atom bomb, saying Pakistan would “clean India” with the nuclear weapon.
Speaking to a TV news channel, video of which is going viral online, the former Pakistan skipper said: “If you (Pakistan) have a licensed weapon, then you should attack. There is a rule across the world that you can kill people in your defence. They (India) will feel the pain when their bodies would go to their homes.”
On being asked about what message did he want to give to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Miandad replied: “I have already said that India is a sneaky country. We have not kept atomic bombs like this, we will bomb India with them…we will clean India with a nuclear bomb.”
Recently, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said his entire country was with their “Kashmiri Brothers”. After offering Eid prayers in Karachi, Sarfaraz told the media: “I pray to the Almighty Allah to help and rescue our Kashmiri brothers sail over these tough times.
“We all equally share their pain and misery. Entire Pakistan today stands with them.”
Earlier, former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi had also slammed the UN for its silence on the matter and sought the intervention of the world body.
“Kashmiris must be given their due rights as per #UN resolution. The rights of Freedom like all of us. Why was @UN created & why is it sleeping?
Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar spoke up against abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and dividing the state into two Union territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Shoaib Akhtar echoed the Pakistani government's claim that the Kashmir region was being oppressed by the Indian government.
"We stand by your side .. EID Mubarak," he said on social media. The accompanying image read: "You define sacrifice. We pray for your freedom and what a great purpose to live for. #Kashmir".