A day after Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi raked up a controversy with his ‘Indian-occupied-Kashmir’ comments, former Rajya Sabha member and Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar on Wednesday slammed the cricketer saying, that if he really wants to see a peaceful Kashmir, he should ask the Pakistani administration to stop supporting terrorist activities in the Valley.
Akhtar took to Twitter to express his views against Afridi’s comments. He wrote: “Dear Afridi, since you want to see a peaceful JK sans any human rights violations could you please see to it that Pak terrorists stop infiltration n Pak army stops supporting the separatists by closing down the training camps. It will greatly help in solving the problem
The Pakistan all-rounder stoked a controversy on Tuesday with his tweet which said, “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?”
As per a report in IANS, four civilians were also killed (in stone-pelting related incidents) while 50 others were injured after clashes broke out between locals and security forces in Shopian after the security personnel shot dead 12 militants in the region.
The Pakistani cricketer was criticised by many, including Gautam Gambhir who said, “Media called me for reaction on @SAfridiOfficial tweet on OUR Kashmir & @UN. What’s there to say? Afridi is only looking for @UN which in his retarded dictionary means “UNDER NINETEEN” his age bracket. Media can relax, @SAfridiOfficial is celebrating a dismissal off a no- ball!!!.”