Shahid Afridi Responds To Kashmir Controversy

Shahid Afridi’s video from a press conference was going viral for all the wrong reasons. He’s known for his outspoken nature but every time he rubs people the wrong way. In the video on being asked about Kashmir he responds, “I say Pakistan doesn’t want Kashmir. Don’t give it to India either. Let Kashmir be independent. At least humanity will be alive. Let people not die. Pakistan doesn’t want Kashmir. It can’t even manage its four provinces. The big thing is humanity, people are dying there, it is painful to see.”

His video became viral in no time and people responded to his statements. Azad Jammu Kashmir went on to ask Afridi to refrain from talking about such sensitive issues. While, Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah questioned Shahid Afridi’s statement on Kashmir being ‘celebrated in sections of the Indian media’, underlining that the former Pakistan cricketer clearly supported freedom for Kashmir and criticized human rights violations.

After receiving backlash, Afridi took to twitter to clarify saying, “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.”


Sohayl Ahmed