Navjot Sidhu urges people to not blame the entire Pakistan after Pulwama attack
"I condemn it firmly."
Updated - Feb 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Yesterday, India were engrossed in the ecstasy of Valentine’s Day and celebrated the occasion with glee and happiness. However, the day turned out to be equivalent to a nightmare for a few. Yesterday, a massive terror attack took place in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. As many as 44 CRPF personnel were martyred and several others were injured.
A Jaish-e-Mohammad, a Pakistan-based terrorist organisation, suicide-bomber rammed a vehicle, carrying over 100 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles on Thursday. Thereafter, condolences poured in for the Jawans from every nook and corner of the country. Even the cricketing fraternity dropped in messages, surrounding the shambolic incident.
Violence is always condemnable
In the meantime, former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu opined on the matter. He urged people to not blame the entire nation of Pakistan because of a few people. “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?,” Sidhu was quoted as saying in Economic Times.
Sidhu also condemned the incident and called for punishment of the wrongdoers.”It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished,” the 55-year-old from Patiala added.
Last year, former Pakistan cricketer Imran Khan, also a World Cup-winning captain, was appointed as the Honourable Prime Minister of the country and Sidhu was the only Indian to visit the nation. He attended the ceremony in Islamabad and also talked about his relationship with Imran and called for peace between the two countries.
A number of other Indians were also invited, including the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, but they didn’t travel the war-stricken nation. Sidhu also hugged the Pakistan Army Chief general following which he was a recipient of severe criticism from people across India.