April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has said that India should ban Pakistanis from all industries, including music and film industries instead of just focusing on ending cricketing ties between the two countries.
Gambhir said conditional boycott is not enough for improving India-Pakistan relations.
“Merely boycotting cricketing ties with Pakistan will not help. If a ban is imposed, it should be in all sectors, be it films, music or any other. Nobody from Pakistan should be provided an opportunity to perform in India unless the relations between the two neighbors improve,” he said while talking to ANI news agency in New Delhi.
He called on Indian government to take more stringent measures against Pakistan until relations improve.
“In the recent past, we have initiated talks with Pakistan on many occasions, but no substantial outcome has been achieved. Every country has its own level of patience and importance. First thing, of course, is to talk; but if that doesn’t work, one has to take strict action. There is no point in politicizing the matter,” he was quoted as saying.
This isn’t the first time the ace batsman is voicing his view on the matter.
In October 2016, Gambhir had said that India should not have any ties with Pakistan.