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Pulwama attack: Cricket Club of India 'covers' Imran Khan's portrait in its restaurant

File photo: Pakistan PM Imran Khan. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 17, 2019, 12.53 PM (IST)

In protest against the terror attack a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, the Cricket Club of India (CCI) covered a portrait of former cricketer and current Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in one of its restaurants.  

CCI President Premal Udani also confirmed the development.

"See, CCI is a sports-club and we have photographs of past and present cricketers from all countries. We wanted to show, in our way - displeasure - on whatever is happening right now. It is mark of protest. We have covered it as of now but can't say right now if we would take it down," Udani said. 

Over 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Pakistan-based terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for it.

The CCI, which is an affiliated unit of BCCI, adorn portraits of the greatest cricketers across eras and from all nations in its premises, including its restaurants. 

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Over 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in what is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir.