Pulwama Attack: CCI Removes Former Pakistan Captain & Current Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s Portrait

| February 17 , 2019 , 17:27 IST

Former Pakistan captain and current Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s portrait has been removed from the Cricket Club of India in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.

Imran Khan's portrait was placed in the Allrounder restaurant in the club. A photograph of Imran Khan with his national teammates, which was on one of the walls of the club, has also been removed.

Earlier, CCI President Premal Udani had confirmed that they had covered Imran's portrait as a mark of protest and could decide to take it down entirely. The latest development in the matter suggests that the portrait has already been removed.

“We know which country is behind the terror attack. It was decided that the sentiments of the people of the country were to be upheld and therefore the move to remove his portrait,” a senior committee member told reporters.

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CCI is a sports-club that houses the Brabourne stadium and has photographs of several past and present cricketers from all countries across the world. 

On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a terror attack while several others are battling for their lives following what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir.