NEW DELHI: Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan lashed out at people invoking religion and questioning the government’s motive.
Pathan, who is the mentor of Jammu and Kashmir state teams is one of the 100 cricketers who was asked to leave the Valley at the earliest on 4 August amid prevailing security tensions.
Irfan, tweeted: The fact that #AmarnathYatris have been asked to go back and stopped the #Yatra means it is under threat. That’s why security measures are taken. Apni gandi soch Badlo. Har baat mein religion mat daalo. Har baat mein saboot mat maango.”
Earlier, speaking to ANI, Irfan Pathan said, “Our camp has been shut down and the cricketers were sent back to their homes. The camp was from June 14 to July 14 and after a break of ten days, camp restarted from July 25. Yesterday, about 100 players were sent back to their home.”
The Centre declared Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory with the legislature.
Shortly after Home Minister Amit Shah tabled a resolution to this effect in Rajya Sabha, President Ram Nath Kovind came out with a notification — The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019 that will come into force immediately.
The order will supersede the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 as amended from time to time.
Under the Jammu and Kashmir Re-organisation Bill, Ladakh will be taken out of the state and will be a Union Territory without legislature.