Following the Pulwama terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed on February 14 which led to the martyrdom of 40 CRPF jawans, there has been a call for a stringent action against the country.
In the arena of sporting events too there have been demands that no cricketing ties be maintained with Pakistan. A top official of BCCI said that the World Cup 2019 between the neighbours will not be conducted if the government opposes.
Republic TV on Wednesday launched a campaign Boycott Pakistan - end sporting, trading, cultural ties with Pakistan.
Indian Chief National Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand exclusively spoke to Republic TV agreeing with the Boycott Pakistan campaign.
"I think it is very important that we take this very seriously and I think before any kind of dialogue or any kind of ties it is important to take a view on it. Our security is of the most important thing and we cannot have on one side talks of cultural events and on other terrorism happening, national security is most important and we can't have terrorism and friendship happening together. All ties including sporting should be stopped," he said.
Republic TV also spoke exclusively to the former captain of the Indian Hockey team, Sardara Singh who expressing his sadness agreed that Pakistan should be banned.
He said, "After the incidence, there is sadness in the country. I'd like to say, I don't know politically, but as a sportsperson, looking at everything around, Pakistani should be banned, be it the sports industry or the music industry. I still remember the Champions Trophy that we played and the way they celebrated after winning, I don't think they deserve looking at the things that are happening again and again. If Pakistan is doing this, then they should be banned."