Indian Muslims support pakistani cricket team
24 Jan 07
Hi samson 1967, I see so many people naively commenting against muslims. Religion and nativity binds people together tighter than any other thing in the world. Even if it is true that indian muslims support pakistan in cricket, there's nothing wrong in it. See, the same survey with Indian UK citizens revealed that they support only india when our team play against England. Even our irfan pathan gets bowling tips from wasim akram. Cricket is just a game. Too much should not be read into it. Do you know that pakistanis love to see shah ruk khan and madhuri dixit above their countries entertainment idols? Does it mean that pakistan people are not patriotic to their country? Understand that patriotism is not just waving your country's flag or supporting your country people in sports or entertainment. In fact it is the norm for sports and entertainment to transcend borders, entertaining everyone in the process, irrespectvie of counrty, religion, cast or creed. Isn't it true that muslims have contributed so much to Indian society since independence? Even our president is a muslim. Can you suspect his patriotism even if he prefer's pakistan in cricket? Aren't you happy that pakistan has just thrashed SA in the recent test match?
25 Mar 11
The fact is religion is first than the country and Muslims are very much religiously connected wherever they are any part of the world the thrust n feeling is high so they bieng in any country would support there brothers. If u talk about patriotism as stated in appended comments native indians born in UK always support India even though they are British... So its pretty simple n clear that they are supporting there seperated brothers
20 Apr 07
I am an Indian, not a Muslim.I dont believe that all Muslims in India support Pakisthan when the two teams engage themselves in a match. The Indian people are overenthusiastic about cricket. They do not pay any attention to the performance of India in the world cup hockey. Please see that hockey is the national game of India. This over enthusiasm towards cricket is spoiling other games in this country. Anyway this is not our topic of discussion. Please do not generalise that all Indian Muslims are supporters of Pakistan. It is a false notion. Indian Muslims are Indians. Do not push them out of the main stream. If you really love India, please keep away from creating religious rifts. Please do not try to spoil whatever religious harmony remains in this country.