Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Khan Afridi has asked India and Pakistan to leave Kashmir “for the sake of humanity” and let Kashmiris decide their own future.
Afridi while addressing the students at British Parliament said: “Don’t give Kashmir to Pakistan or India either. Let them be independent. Humanity is a big thing. Human are being killed there (Kashmir). It hurts to see humans are being killed whatever religion they may belong.”
“It hurts to see the sufferings of Kashmiris, For the sake of #Humanity #India and #Pakistan should leave #Kashmir and let the Kashmiris decide their future, we are already struggling to manage four provinces” says @SAfridiOfficial speaking to the students at British Parliament. pic.twitter.com/MKaSGYBJWe
— Farid Qureshi (Farid Ahmed) (@FaridQureshi_UK) November 13, 2018
“Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir; it is not able to even handle the four provinces it has,” Afridi added.
However, it is not the first time that Shahid Afridi has expressed his views on Kashmir. The former cricketer had earlier urged the United Nations to intervene in Kashmir to stop the killing of Kashmiris.
“Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self-determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?” he had written on Twitter.
Last month, Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, had condemned the killings of Kashmiris, saying that India must resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in compliance with United Nations Security Council resolutions. He further added that wishes of Kashmiri people should be respected.