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"Australian Cricket" to tour Pakistan which has "Blood of Minorities" on it's Hand.

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Opinion Published by NRI Herald Australia on 11 Nov 2021

Why it's a SHAME on "Australian Cricket" to tour Pakistan with "Blood of Hindus" on it's Hand.

Being an Australian-Indian It's a Shame to see your own beloved country's cricket team (Australian Cricket) planning to visit a country (Pakistan) who has blood of millions of Hindu minorities on it's hand. Cricket Australia will push ahead with the first tour of Pakistan in 24 years, with chief executive Nick Hockley insistent he wants the trip in March 2022 to go ahead.

Attacks on religious minorities in Pakistan have claimed millions of lives of religious minorities, such as Hindus, Pakistani Ahmadis, Shia, Sufis and Christians. Women belonging to minority communities have been targets of forced conversion and marriages. Forced conversion, rape, and forced marriages of Hindu women in Pakistan have recently become a pandemic in Pakistan.

Forceful conversions of hindus and Temple desecration daily affair in Pakistan.

In July, 2021 over 60 Hindus were converted to Islam in Mirpur Khas District and Mithi areas of Sindh. A survey carried out by All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movement revealed that out of 428 Hindu temples in Pakistan only around 20 survive today and they remain neglected by the Evacuee Trust Property Board which controls those while the rest had been converted for other uses.

Hindu homes and temples were also attacked in Quetta. Jain Mandir at Jain Mandar Chowk in Lahore was destroyed by the bigoted Muslims mobs in 1992 and the government changed the name of Jain Mandar Chowk to Babri Masjid chowk, which became the official name.

According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan data, just around 1,000 Hindu families fled to India in 2013. In May 2014, a member of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, revealed in the National Assembly of Pakistan that around 5,000 Hindus are migrating from Pakistan to India every year.

Curious case of Jihadi ideology of Pakistani Cricketers & their inbuilt hatred for India & Hindus.
Shoaib Akhtar

Shoaib Akhtar, who was popularly called as The Rawalpindi Express, was also feted by the Indian media after he raised discrimination meted out to Danish Kaneria, a Pakistani Hindu cricketer, by the rest of the Pakistani cricket team on account of his religion. The cricketer had recently invoked humanity over religion and country while appealing India to provide ventilators to Pakistan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, an undated video of Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar that is now doing the rounds on the internet has shattered all the carefully constructed myth about his favourable outlook towards India. In the video, which is at least a year old, Shoaib Akhtar is seen endorsing the Islamic supremacist fantasy of ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’.

In one of the tweet by an user which narrates the media interview by Akhtar says:

"Ghazwa e Hind is mentioned in our sacred books. We will first capture Kashmir and then invade India from all sides for Ghazwa e Hind" - Shoaib Akhtar (descendant of a Hindu Gujjar) After all cricket & art have no boundaries. After Ghazwa e Hind, India will have no boundaries!

Ghazwa-e-Hind: An Islamist doctrine forecasting the dominance of Islam over India:

It is pertinent to note that the Islamist doctrine endorsed by Shoaib Akhtar is often cited by terrorists to justify their attacks in India. The Islamist terror attacks on India take place under the banner of Ghazwa-e-Hind. Radicals in Pakistan are trained and brainwashed with the concept of Ghazwa-e-Hind, to prepare them for suicide missions in India and legitimise their jihad against India.

Waqar Younis

After a video of Mohammad Rizwan offering namaz during the drinks break of the match had gone viral on social media, Younis, a former Pakistan captain, allegedly said on one of his country's news channels that watching Pakistan opening batsman Mohammad Rizwan offer namaz "in front of Hindus was very special to him".

His comments did not go down well with many, including cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle who took to Twitter to say that he was extremely disappointed and did not expect such comments from a player of the stature of Waqar Younis:

"For a person of Waqar Younis' stature to say that watching Rizwan offering namaz in front of Hindus was very special to him is one of the most disappointing things I have heard. A lot of us try hard to play such things down and talk up the sport, and to hear this is terrible,"

Sheikh Rashid (Minister)

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, Interior Minister of Pakistan, declared in a shocking video that Pakistan’s win over India is a “victory of Islam.”

Rashid further says, Congratulations to the Pakistan team and Muslim brothers too! The prayers of the Muslim brothers in India were also with the Pakistan team. “Muslims from all over the world, not just in India, support the Pakistani team,” said Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Pakistan’s Home Minister, in a video tweet. He made the remarks after Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets in the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Dubai on 24th October.

Shahid Afridi

In 2018 December, Pakistani bowling legend Shoaib Akhtar made an explosive revelation that his former teammate Danish Kaneria faced discrimination at the hands of other cricketers in the national team because of his religion. Akhtar had even claimed that some Pakistani cricketers were reluctant to eat with Kaneria because he is a Hindu.

At the time, when Akhtar was unearthing the malpractices in the Pakistani cricket team, Afridi's video, where he was seen making fun of Hindu traditions, surfaced on social media. Appearing on a chat show, Afridi was involved in a candid conversation with the host when he was asked if he ever lost his cool and smashed a television at home

Shame on Australian Cricket. Is Cricket bigger than religious freedom & innocent lives?

On one hand Aussie cricketers make millions of dollars from Hindu majority India and have been respected widely, whereas, on other hand have never took any stand against the genocide of Hindus in the country where they are planning to visit in the name of cricket.

Australian Cricketer Pat Cummins Received Record $2.2 Million At Indian Premier League Auction in 2019. The Australian players get paid handsomely to play in the IPL and some were on contracts worth millions of dollars, including Glenn Maxwell ($2.52m), Riley Meredith ($1.42m) and Jhye Richardson ($2.48m).

If this is what Australian cricket has come down to where money and their "cricketing" is more important than their support towards innocent lives then Aussie-Hindus and in-fact world Hindus must find different sporting heroes instead of confiding in those who don't even have the spine to stand-up against a genocide in a country where they are planning to play. This ignorance of Australian cricketers towards Hindu genocide in Pakistan must come with a cost with their #boycott worldwide.

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