Fri, Aug 18, 2017 | updated 08:08 PM IST
Champions Trophy 2017: Mirwaiz Farooq stirs row after cheering for Pakistan's win

Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), June 15 (ANI): Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq stirred a row on Thursday after he cheered Pakistan’s Cricket Team for their victory against England in the ongoing Champions Trophy.  “As we were finishing taraweeh, could hear the fire crackers bursting, well played team #Paksitan. Best of luck for the finals!,” Farooq tweeted. Emphasising that the matter shouldn’t be politicised, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader WR Para said that cricket should be seen from the prism of sports as it a politically neutral institution. Leader of the Janata Dal United, GM Shaheen, expressed similar sentiments.