Pakistan Does Not Want Kashmir, Says Shahid Afridi!

Shahid Afridi statement about Kashmir
Source: India Today

Shahid Afridi, the uncrowned king of cricket is discussing Kashmir again and his statements are being manipulated. The journey initiated when he addressed students at the British parliament. The British conservative politician Rehman Chishti thanked Shahid Afridi in a tweet!

And Shahid Afridi Replied!

While answering a question about Kashmir, he stated that:

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…What is the big thing is insaaniyat(humanity). People who are dying there, it is painful. Any death, be it from any community, is painful

The video is being shared on social media and people are reacting to it! Indian media is once again omitting the details of the statement and highlighting a single phrase of the sentence. Here is the complete video:

The story of Shahid Afridi’s statement about Kashmir and the sufferings of Kashmiri people go back to 2016. In April he tweeted,

There is an “appalling and worrisome situation” in Kashmir and the UN should intervene.

Prior to this statement, Shahid Afridi claimed that majority of Kashmiri fans supports Pakistani cricketers and Indian media went mad over this claim.

This Is What Indian Media Is Doing?

Indian media is known for its hateful speeches, over-sensitizing the news, creating a false hype, and being obnoxious in general and they are doing just that!

Shahid Afridi statement about Kashmir
Source: NDTV

Focus on the headline of the news, they totally missed the concept of the issued statement. Indian media is calling a personal opinion of a celebrity as an embarrassment for Pakistan.

Shahid Afridi statement about Kashmir
Source: India Today

India tops the list of fake news propagation and irresponsible journalism so we cannot value their statement. The cricketer turned philanthropist has millions of follower who are defending him on social media.

Clarification By Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi clarified the whole scenario on his Twitter account as he being bashed by the media, politicians, and aam-awaam!

He pointed out the obvious too, with saying that the clip is incomplete.

Former Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif’s Reaction

Khwaja Asif (PMNL) reacted to the statement of Shahid Afridi and said he has sympathies for Shahid Afridi.

PM AJK’s Remarks

Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider slammed Shahid Afridi for his insensitive remarks.

“It seems that Afridi wants to play in the Indian Premier League and is issuing such statements owing to that.”

He added that Kashmir is the matter of life and death for Pakistanis and Afridi should not play with the emotions of Kashmiri.

There is an ongoing stream of bashing against the statement of Afridi and he is being criticized on social platforms and TV screen.