Union Minister Smriti Irani, in her usual aggressive self, slammed the doors for any possible cricketing ties between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, the Textiles minister stated that under the present circumstances, the thought of India playing Pakistan at the upcoming World Cup 2019 is unimaginable.
"At a time when the wives of our brave jawans are crying, no one can think of cricket," she said.
The upcoming fixture between India and Pakistan at the upcoming World Cup 2019 has dark clouds over it. The Indian faithfuls, a number of them, have demanded India to boycott Pakistan in the upcoming sporting extravaganza. Both the ICC and BCCI, on their respective levels, will hear the matter in the coming days.
The former HRD minister also came down heavily on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had on Tuesday issued his first statement regarding Pulwama attack, which came just a couple of hours after Indian army tore into Pakistan and exposed its lies concerning the terror outfit JeM and its affiliation to India's neighboring country.
"After the press conference by the Indian army, Pakistan PM Imran Khan's statement not condemning the attack was like adding fuel to the fire...... The Pakistan government felt tremors just by the one press conference of the Indian army. It shows the capability of India," Smriti Irani added.
Imran Khan had on Tuesday failed to condemn the Pulwama attack, shied away from acknowledging JeM's proximity to Pakistan and warned India of retaliation if they tried to attack Pakistan.
"Indian government blamed Pakistan without evidence. What will Pakistan benefit from it, when Pakistan is at this stage. We are moving towards the process of development. We are coming above the 15 years-reign of fear where 70000 Pakistanis have been killed. Terrorism is going down, peace is coming, stability is coming. Why will we do this?.......If you (Indian govt) think you can attack us and we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate," he added.