Omar says Afridi clearly supported freedom for Kashmir

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has hit out at section of national media for “celebrating” the remarks of Pakistani star cricketer Shahid Afridi on Kashmir.
 
“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 & criticising human rights violations so how is that a victory for India?” Omar tweeted.
 
The flamboyant all-rounder from Pakistan had asked India and Pakistan to leave Kashmir “for the sake of humanity” and let Kashmiris decide their own future.
 
“Pakistan doesn't need Kashmir; it is not able to even handle the four provinces it has. People are dying in Kashmir and it is painful to see that happen,” Afridi was heard saying in a viral video while speaking in London at a press meet recently,
 
“Say Pakistan doesn't need Kashmir, don't give it to India as well, let Kashmir become a country. The people dying there should not die; humanity should stay alive. It pains to see people die there,” he said.
 
It was, however, not the first time that Afridi had made controversial remarks on Kashmir. Earlier this year, he had tweeted on the matter saying: "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?"

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