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Shahid Afridi supports PM Khan’s stance on Kashmir issue

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The star cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi has announced to support the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s stance on Kashmir issue.

In a tweet on Sunday, Shahid Khan Afridi said, “I totally support Imran Bhai! I have always maintained the same. Justice must be delivered, Kashmiris must get to decide their future”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the killings of Kashmiris in Pulwama, Indian Occupied Kashmir. Nearly 11 Kashmiris were martyred in the fresh wave of clashes between Indian forces and Kashmiri civilians and rebels.

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“Strongly condemn the killing of innocent Kashmiri civilians in Pulwama IOK by Indian security forces. Only dialogue & not violence & killings will resolve this conflict. We will raise issue of India’s human rights violations in IOK & demand UNSC fulfil its J&K plebiscite commitment”, said Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He further tweeted, “Kashmiris must be allowed to decide their future.”

Shahid Khan Afridi supporting the stance said that the people of Kashmir must be given the authority to decide their own future.

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Afridi has been under the radar of criticism from Indian media for repeatedly speaking up on Kashmir issue at various international forums. Several times Afridi has called for the resolution of Kashmir issue, condemned the indiscriminate killings of Kashmiri, and criticized the state of Indian for their atrocities in the IOK.

In a video that went viral on social media last month, Shahid Khan Afridi was seen addressing the Pakistani students at British Parliament and said that Kashmir would be better off as an independent state since Pakistan is struggling to handle its own four provinces.

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He stated, “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 insaaniyat (humanity). People who are dying there, it is painful. Any death, be it from any community, is painful.”

He was highly criticized for his remarks on social media. Later he had to give a statement to clarify his position.