Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi clarified his statement after he said that Pakistan’s demand to take control over Kashmir should be dropped as his nation was not even able to handle even the four provinces it has. He said that his comments were being ‘misconstrued’ by the Indian media.
Afridi to ARY News said, “Don’t give Kashmir to Pakistan or India either. Let them be independent. Humanity is a big thing. Human is 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 (@faridque) November 13, 2018
Now the former Pakistani cricketer has gone onto say that his comments have been ‘misconstrued’ by the Indian media.
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.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 14, 2018
He tweeted “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.”
In another tweet,, he said “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.”