Kashmiris took to the roads after the win waving Pakistani flags and chanting ‘Jive Jive Pakistan’
Kashmirisplay with fireworks as they rejoice after Pakistan gained the Champions trophy, in Srinagar. PHOTO: AFP
SRINAGAR: Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir celebrated Pakistan’s victory over arch-rivals India within the Champions Trophy last with defiant professional-Pakistan chants and fireworks as shocked silence reverberated throughout Delhi following the historic upset.
Younger males gathered in mass at TV outlets throughout Srinagar as Pakistan belied expectations to thrash Virat Kohli’s group by one hundred eighty runs on the Oval in London.
Kashmiris, who historically help Pakistan in cricket, particularly towards India, took to the streets after the win waving Pakistani flags and chanting “Jive Jive Pakistan (lengthy stay Pakistan)” as fireworks exploded over Srinagar’s skies.
Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, the place most individuals favour a merger with Pakistan.
“That is the second we have been ready for… It’s a dream come true,” a Kashmiri youth shouted in help of the Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan staff.
Indian Occupied Kashmir has been tense for months as violence between safety forces and protesters preventing to finish Indian rule have intensified because the killing of a well-liked separatist chief Burhan Wani final yr.
“Profitable this trophy aside, I’m celebrating my political sentiment as properly,” Amir, who gave solely his first identify, informed AFP outdoors the grand mosque in Srinagar’s previous city of Nowhatta.
“This was lengthy overdue.”
Earlier within the day Indian paramilitary forces patrolled numerous elements of the town however have been withdrawn to keep away from clashes with the civilians. AFP
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