‘You live in India but sing praises of Pakistan’: Shia cleric lashes out at Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Farooq

Farooq had congratulated Pakistani cricket team after their victory over India in Champions Trophy final match. He had also congratulated them after they beat England to enter the finals.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 19, 2017 12:19 pm
Champions Trophy, Shia Cleric, Kashmir Shia cleric Yasoob Abbas. ANI photo

Shia cleric Yasoob Abbas on Monday lashed out at Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Farooq after the latter congratulated Pakistan’s cricket team for their win against India in the Champions Trophy final on Sunday. “Rehte Hindustan mein ho, marna, dafnana Hindustan ki zameen mein hona hai aur geet Pakistan ke ga rahe ho? (You live in India. You will die and be buried in Indian soil but you sing praises of Pakistan?),” Abbas was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Farooq, after Pakistan’s victory, had taken to Twitter and said: “Fireworks all around, feels like an early Eid here. Better team took the day. Congratulations team Pakistan.”

Senior Indian cricket player Gautam Gambhir also took umbrage at Farooq’s remarks and tweeted: “A suggestion @MirwaizKashmir why don’t u cross the border? U will get better fireworks (Chinese?), Eid celebs there.I can help u wid packing.”

Farooq had also congratulated the Pakistani cricket team after it beat England to enter the Champions Trophy final.

The Pakistani team defeated India by 180 runs at the Oval cricket ground in England. They put up a target of 339 runs and the India team was all out for 158 runs. This is also the highest score made by any team in the Champions Trophy tournament so far.

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    Hakeem
    Jun 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm
    Shia cleric is so right. Let the likes of Farooqi along with Abdullahs can go and live peacefully, cheerfully with Zia's terrorists.
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      George Cruz
      Jun 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm
      The Shia cleric Yasoob Abbas is a patriot and he is 100 correct in condemning the acts of the Kashmir separatist leader and a big time traitor like Mirwaiz Farooq. Mirwaiz Farooq is a paid Pakistani terrorist and should be jailed for life. The J K is and has been an integral part of India and the Indian citizens would never accept another Islamic Caliphate in the Kashmir which is full of Muslims who hate India and Hindus.
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        Hamid
        Jun 20, 2017 at 7:20 pm
        Kashmir is disputed territory and not part of India. India took this case in UNO in 1948. Do not change history. Open debate and understand Kashmiri Ask
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          Murthy
          Jun 20, 2017 at 8:14 am
          Visiting Indian Premiers, when addressing expatriate Indians (NRIs) there, have always said, "If you become citizens of a country, you need to care for the sentiments of the majority in that country." In my own humble self, to some of my relations who became US, UK or Australian citizens, I have said, "Practise your Hinduism INDOORS, blend in as far as work is concerned. Do No Harm to the country of which you are now a citizen. BUT continue to support the country of your ancestors, India, in ways that will not affect the interests of your adopted country." Namak Haram is a factor that applies to all of us...to people who make S Companies abroad to cheat their country of valuable foreign exchange, also.. may be Mallya, NDTV, don't know for sure. Therefore, what the Shia Scholar is saying applies to ALL of us.
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            bitterhoney
            Jun 19, 2017 at 11:40 pm
            Does he look like a cleric? He should know that there are thousands of Pakistanis who admire Indian cricketers. Even after winning the match they admit that India is the best team of the world. Should Pakistan declare them as anti nationals for admiring Indian cricketers?
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              Murthy
              Jun 20, 2017 at 7:55 am
              Bitter-sweet Honey, You make a valid point. But, Mirwaiz is a separatist politician, who has always been conniving at terrorism. Just as you blame the National Leaders of India, if some s beat up a lorry driver carrying cows for slaughter, whatever Mirwaiz does in relation to Stan, attracts comment. As Mir had said in yesterday's IE column, "It is only a game, not a national struggle", every cricket team loses, wins, loses, wins... nobody can be winning or losing "for ever". So, I personally, do not celebrate or mourn if my team, Indian Team, wins or loses. But, if I were a political leader, whatever I do will attract comment, irrespective of my personal indifference.
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              Shahzad
              Jun 19, 2017 at 6:23 pm
              I bet shia will not ask his uncles- Goa mein kat te ho, UP mein dat te ho. Kyun?
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                Wesley
                Jun 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm
                What's wrong in an Indian cogradulating the Pakistan team? Gambit would U take on Virat for doing the same? ARE U A SPORTSMEN? RUBISH
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                  anant nigam
                  Jun 19, 2017 at 7:31 pm
                  Dear Wesley If u are singing Pakistani National Anthem being an Indian is it right? I dont know where u r from but if u r Australian then can u sing England National Anthem in ashes. Wouldnt it go against ur nation..
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                  SATISH
                  Jun 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm
                  Indian Army should be mercilessly open ...... on this traitor Mirwaiz Farooq. Let him dare to go out of Kashmir. He is fit to be buried live
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                    bitterhoney
                    Jun 20, 2017 at 5:27 am
                    Dear Satish you are a very intolerant Indian but India claims to be the most tolerant country?
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