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Kashmiri Facebook users change profile pictures to support Pakistan

Srinagar, March 13, 2016 (PPI-OT): As the world T20 Cricket Tournament has begun in India, Pakistan cricket team supporters in occupied Kashmir have started changing their profile pictures on social networking site Facebook expressing their support to the Shahid Afridi led Pakistan team for the international tournament that is being held in India.

The sixth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 will be played across eight cities in India and the final of the tournament will be played on April 3 at the iconic Eden Garden’s Stadium in Kolkata. To cater to cricket fans around the world, social media giant Facebook and its photo-sharing app Instagram have tied up with the International Cricket Council (ICC) to let fans support their teams competing in the World Twenty20 tournament. Under the tie-up, the fans can add temporary profile picture frames to show support for their favourite teams.

The Facebook users in Kashmir are busy in changing profile pictures in support of Pakistan cricket team. Thousands of social networking site users have already changed their profile pictures showing support or Pakistan team. These profile pictures have invited reactions from the users while some of the non-Kashmiri users have expressed astonishment the way people in Kashmir have changed profile pictures in support of Green Shirts. “I can’t believe this….people supporting Pakistan. What’s the matter with you guys,” reacts an Indian citizen.

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Kashmir Media Service
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Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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