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Shahid Afridi’s controversial Kashmir statement has stirred a hornet’s nest, sparking a massive uproar in Indo-Pak media.

While addressing students at the British Parliament, the cricketer stated:

“Don’t give Kashmir to Pakistan or India either. Let them be independent. Humanity is big thing. Human are being killed there (Kashmir). It hurts to see humans are being killed whatever religion they may belong”

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The video went viral, igniting a crackling controversy on social media and landing Afridi in troubled waters.

Indian media was quick to create to react to his statement. So much so, the cricketer was labeled as a traitor to Pakistan and Imran Khan.

In an attempt to clear up the mess, Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to clarify that his statements are being blown out of proportion by the Indian media.

However, the damage was done. His views hurt the sentiments of his countrymen as well and provoked India to cash on the statement.

Pakistani media anchors, journalists, and famous personalities also broke silence on the matter, mostly supporting his statement.

Afridi’s wife, Nadia Shahid took to Twitter as well and shared a powerful quote by Allama Iqbal that how politics divides nations.

Meanwhile, Azad Kashmir’s Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider slammed Afridi and told the press:

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

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This is not the first time Afridi kickstarted a storm by commenting on the sensitive issue. Back in April, the sports star condemned the bloodshed in Kashmir and urged UN to take note of the matter.

Afridi’s contemporaries Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir, and Suresh Raina adopted a negative stance against his statement.

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