“Can terrorism be eliminated with terrorism?”- Mohammad Yousaf on the India-Pakistan tensions

The two countries have been at the loggerheads with each other over the last few days.

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Mohammad Yousuf. (Photo by Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

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It all started on Thursday, February 14 at the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, where 44 CRPF soldiers were martyred after a terror-attack, carried out by Pakistan-based terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammad. The attack was conducted with the help of suicide-bomber Adil Ahmad Dar, also a school dropout when his SUV rammed on to a convoy carrying the jawans.

The incident was condemned by many and the relationship between India and Pakistan saw a new low. Imran Khan, the Pakistan Prime Minister, thereafter mentioned that his country is ready to have a peace dialogue with India in order to put an end to the terrorist activities. Khan, also a former cricketer’ urged India to not enter into a war, which he feels are miscalculated most times.

Soon after the attack, DSport backed off as the broadcaster of the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). India are scheduled to play Pakistan in the World Cup on Sunday, June 16 at the Old Trafford in Manchester and even that marquee clash in the event has come under the clouds owing to the soured relationship between the two neighbouring countries.

Yousuf has a message

The BCCI recently wrote a letter to the ICC, expressing its desire to end ties with countries, harbouring terrorism. However, the apex cricket board has turned down BCCI’s request. Last month Indian Air Force Pilot (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was captured in Pakistan, however, he returned to India on Friday where he was handed over to his nation at the Wagha-Attari border.

In the meantime, former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Yousaf believes that all the cricketers from both nations should promote peace between the two countries. The veteran cricketer took to Twitter and wrote, “Can terrorism be eliminated with terrorism? Being a role model, I would like to request all cricketers in Pakistan and India to come forward and promote peace, harmony, and love.”

Here is Yousuf’s tweet

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