Shahid Afridi Slams Indian Media For Misreading His Kashmir Comments
By CricShots - Nov 15, 2018 4:19 pm
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Earlier on Wednesday, former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi suggested that Kashmir should get the status of an independent country and now clarifying his statement saying that his comments were being ‘misconstrued’ by the Indian media. Recently, Afridi had stressed on the importance on humanity and that humans were being killed.

Shahid Afridi

As per the reports in ARY  news, the all-rounder said, “Don’t give Kashmir to Pakistan or India either. Let them be independent. Humanity is big thing. Human are being killed there (Kashmir). It hurts to see humans are being killed whatever religion they may belong.”

However, now Afridi has gone onto say that his comments have been ‘misconstrued’ by the Indian media.

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Explaining his earlier comments on the micro-blogging site Twitter, Afridi wrote, “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. 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.”

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has also slammed the Indian media for “celebrating” the remarks of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi on Kashmir, saying he had clearly supported freedom for Kashmir. Omar tweeted, “I don’t get what sections of the Indian media are celebrating WRT #ShahidAfridi’s statement. Forget what he said about Pakistan’s 4 provinces, the byte I saw clearly had him supporting freedom for Kashmir & criticizing human rights violations so how is that a victory for India?”

India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads with each other regarding the occupancy of Kashmir ever since the partition back in 1947. The neighboring countries nations have been involved in as many three wars, which also includes the one in Kargil in 1999. The situation in the state has gone bad to worse over the years and the scenario doesn’t seem to improve by any stretch of the imagination.