Star Indian boxer and Olympic bronze medalist Vijender Singh on Wednesday enrolled the bandwagon in hailing for the resumption of sporting standoffs between India and Pakistan.
Pugilist Vijender said that he always wanted the two nations should live “happily together” and “united”.
“Enough of this war and terrorism. Our people also suffer a lot like them. It is time to unite and fight the common enemy like poverty, unemployment, and other such things. COVID has taught us several things about life and the importance of helping each other. I am in favour that India and Pakistan should join hands and help each other in a good way,” the Olympic bronze medallist told IANS.
“Sports would be the best idea to start with. Whether it is cricket or boxing or any other sport, we should play. Yes, if there is any boxing tournament between India and Pakistan, I would love to participate in that,” he added.
Both India and Pakistan must unite: Boxer Vikas and Amir
Earlier, Vikas Krishan and British boxer of Pakistani-origin Amir Khan also shared his views on the topic.
“Many lives will be saved. Both India and Pakistan must unite and fight the common enemy which is poverty. I want all this tension between the two nations to end,” they both had indicated.
India cut off all the links with Pakistan after the attack on Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir in which over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred.