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India shouldn't play Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy cricket, says family of slain BSF jawan Prem Sagar

Deoria: The family members of BSF head constable Prem Sagar, who was killed and his body mutilated by Pakistani forces earlier this year, have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop India from playing Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.

BSF head constable Prem Sagar. Image courtesy: CNN-News18

BSF head constable Prem Sagar. Image courtesy: CNN-News18

"We are opposing the cricket match between India and Pakistan in the Champions Trophy. The government must understand the pain of the aggrieved family of the martyr. India should not play the match with Pakistan in the Champions Trophy and should not have any relationship with that country," Ishwar Chandra, son of the slain BSF head constable told reporters.

We appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BCCI to ensure that India does not play Pakistan, he added.

Over a month ago, Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh and BSF head constable Sagar were beheaded by Pakistani forces in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Under the cover of heavy rocket and mortar fire, Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) had sneaked 250 metres across the Line of Control and beheaded the two soldiers triggering massive outrage.


Updated Date: Jun 04, 2017 10:50 AM

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