Pakistan has been removed as a region from the Ragequit India Slam Tournaments as a response to the terrorist attack earlier last week in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir that took the lives of 40 CRPF personnel, according to a Facebook post by the group.
RageQuit esports solution is a community organized around the Dota 2 India Official Group that organizes tournaments, events and in general, works to make Esports bigger in India.
In a Facebook post earlier today they stated that “Due to Pulwama attack, Pakistan as a region has been removed from all the Ragequit India Slam Tournaments.” and that “All the Pakistani players or Teams has removed from the brackets or registration panel”.
The group additionally claims to have made this decision independently:
“This decision is solely made by Ragequit Esports Solutions for India Slam Tournaments.”
On the 14th of February, a group of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. The attack resulted in the deaths of 40 CRPF personnel as well as the attacker. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. JeM is widely seen as a creation of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and allegedly still has its support.
The move by RageQuit Esports solutions can be seen as just another part in the joint effort among numerous Indian organizations and the government itself in isolating Pakistan as retaliation for the attacks. The Indian broadcaster DSport earlier this week took a similar step when it announced that it would no longer broadcast Pakistan Super League cricket matches. The All India Cine Workers Association, as well as The Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association, announced an analogous ban on Pakistani actors and artists. The president of latter even threatened to “vandalize” the sets of any Indian film production with Pakistani artists.