Pro-Pakistan slogans throughout cricket match

The Army faced an embarrassing moment in Budgam on Saturday when a winning cricket team’s supporters raised slogans supporting Pakistan and declared Al-Qaeda fan Zakir Musa, besides unfurling a Pakistani flag.Eyewitnesses said the match between regional groups became part of the Army-sponsored Kashmir Premier League, focused on striking a chord with the local cricketing talent and wean them away from militancy.However, pro-Pakistan and pro-Musa mottos, were heard immediately after the match was over and the officials were getting ready for an award ceremony. National Conference leader Aga Syed Ruhullah, a prominent Shia leader, was present. An authorities official verified to The Hindu about the sloganeering. The official stated the crowd was”joyous after winning the match and dispersed in harmony”.

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