Shahid Afridi Says Kashmir Should Be Independent Nation

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The equation between the two South Asian Countries, India and Pakistan have had a long history. From being one single big united nation, the partition in 1947 drew a ‘Line of Control’ which has witnessed nearly three wars.

After Kargil in 1999, situations have only worsened instead of improving. The major dilema and fight over the rich province of ‘Kashmir’ continues and neither India nor Pakistan have been able to come to any amenable solution for the same. Also, if anyone thinks that the situation is anywhere close to being resolved, it should be considered as their figment of imagination. The recent riots and killings of locals along with the Indian Army has strongly demonstrated the unrest in the valley. The Chief Minister of J&K in alliance with BJP, Mehbooba Mufti too had to ultimately resign, since situation had gone beyond her control.

 

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Today, former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has sparked a new controversy over Kashmir. However, his remark could shame his own country more than India. Afridi commented that his country Pakistan, did not require Kashmir or any other province, since it had failed to manage it’s own four provinces of Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunwa. In a reaction to media, he said,

“Pakistan does not need Kashmir; It is not able to even handle the four provinces it has. Neither India nor Pakistan should be given control of Kashmir, instead, Kashmir should be allowed to evolve as an independent country.”

 

But the all time favourite Pakistani all rounder was quick to mention that India too should not be handed Kashmir. He strongly advocated the need of a separate state for the valley and suggested that they should be allowed to be developed as an independent country.

 

Through his tweet earlier this year, he had expressed concerns over the allegedly worrisome situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. He had also said that innocents were being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp the voice of self determination and independence. He had called out the United Nations challenging them why were they not making any efforts to stop the bloodshed.

 

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With Shahid Afridi’s tweets on reformation of Pakistan, one can only guess if he will follow the footsteps of his preceder and now the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan.

 

 

 

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