Afridi in hot water commenting controversially about Kashmir
Former Pakistan star Shahid Khan Afridi has just sparked fresh controversy commenting bizarrely about Jammu and Kashmir.
The ever conflicted zone of Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan has constantly evoking many questions and when a mega star like Shahid Afrid uttered something against his own country, it seems like jumping to fire from the frying pan.
“The world has turned Kashmir into an issue. Kashmir is not an issue,”
the 38-year-old cricketer said, while addressing students at the British parliament on Wednesday.
“I say…Pakistan does not want Kashmir. Don’t give it to India either. Let Kashmir become its own country. At least humanity should stay alive. The people who are dying, at least that [bloodshed] should not happen,” Shahid Afridi was heard saying in the video.
“Pakistan is unable to take care of these four provinces. Do not give it to India either. Pakistan does not want Kashmir either. Humanity is a big thing. The people who are dying there, it hurts us. Any death, whichever religion they belong to, is painful,” he said.
Minutes after the video of his speech appeared on social media, it made headlines both in India and Pakistan. The heartthrob all-rounder have been heavily criticized by his countrymen for careless commenting on the ever sensitive issue.
Afridi, therefore, soon issued a statement on social media, clarifying his “passionate” remarks and accusing Indian media of misinterpreting his comments and presenting them “out of context.”
“My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I’m passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights,” Afridi said in a tweet.
“My clip is incomplete & out of context as what I said before that is missing. Kashmir is unresolved dispute & under brutal Indian occupation. It must be resolved as per UN resolution. Myself along with every Pakistani support Kashmiri freedom struggle. Kashmir belongs to Pakistan,” he added.