New Delhi, Aug 5: Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir hailed the Narendra Modi Government's move to revoke the Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The first-time Member of Parliament on BJP ticket, Gambhir took to his Twitter handle and lauded his government's decision.
The cricketer-turned-politician took to his Twitter handle to express his happiness after Home Minister Amit Shah moved the resolution on Article 370 and a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
Meanwhile former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif also lauded Centre's move and hoped the move will bring in peace and tranquility in the region.
"Here's to more inclusiveness. May there be peace and love. #Article370," tweeted Kaif.
Here’s to more inclusiveness. May there be peace and love. #Article370— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 5, 2019
Veteran India cricketer Suresh Raina also welcomed the move.
Former India women's captain Anjum Chopra also welcomed the move.
Earlier, senior cricketer Irfan Pathan criticised those who questioned the government's motive for asking the people of other states to move out of Kashmir.
"The fact that #AmarnathYatris have been asked to go back and stopped the #Yatra means it is under threat. That's why security measures are taken. Apni gandi soch Badlo. Har baat mein religion mat daalo. Har baat mein saboot mat maango," tweeted Pathan, who was along with 100 other cricketers who were asked to leave the state at the earliest.
The fact that #AmarnathYatris have been asked to go back and stopped the #Yatra means it is under threat. That's why security measures are taken. Apni gandi soch Badlo. Har baat mein religion mat daalo. Har baat mein saboot mat maango.— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 4, 2019
The Baroda cricketer also urged the people to not invoke religion in matters of security of people.
"Both, my mind & heart are still back in Kashmir with Indian army & Indian Kashmiri brothers and sisters... #Kashmir #KashmirUnderThreat," he wrote further.
Earlier, speaking to ANI, Irfan Pathan said, "Our camp has been shut down and the cricketers were sent back to their homes. The camp was from June 14 to July 14 and after a break of ten days, camp restarted from July 25. Yesterday, about 100 players were sent back to their home."