Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reacted to former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi’s comment on Kashmir that has caused much embarrassment to his country. Shahid Afridi had said that his country doesn’t want Kashmir and that Pakistan can’t even manage its own provinces.
“What is he said is right. They are not able to manage Pakistan. How can they manage Kashmir? Kashmir is and will be a part of India,” Mr Singh said at a press conference in Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur.
In a viral video of the former Pakistan skipper’s address to students at the British parliament, Shahid Afridi was heard saying: “Pakistan doesn’t want Kashmir… Pakistan can’t even manage its four provinces.” The 38-year-old’s remarks come as an embarrassment to Pakistan’s new government headed by cricket legend Imran Khan.
“I say Pakistan doesn’t want Kashmir. Don’t give it to India either. Let Kashmir be independent. At least humanity will be alive. Let people not die… Pakistan doesn’t want Kashmir… It can’t even manage its four provinces…What is the big thing is insaaniyat(humanity). People who are dying there, it is painful. Any death, be it from any community, is painful,” he said in the video posted on social media.