Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi was back to his old tricks as entire India celebrated a historic day on Monday. The Government of India ended all the speculations surrounding Jammu and Kashmir by scrapping of Article 370. The constitutional provision accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced the decision in the Rajya Sabha, sending waves of happiness throughout the nation. He also introduced a Bill to divide the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The move came amid mounting tension in the state where the government had put the top political leadership under detention and restricted their movement. It also suspended telecom/internet services in the state.
But while entire India was jubilant with the move, there were unrest through entire Pakistan. A country which is struggling on all fronts quickly started criticising one of the leading nations and the biggest democracy in the world. Among many from the other side of the border who criticised Indian government’s decision, one was Shahid Afridi.
The allrounder, who seemingly does not know much about article 370, urged the United Nations to take action. Shahid Afridi took to Twitter to blatantly claim there was unprovoked aggression and crime in Kashmir and also asked US President Donald Trump to mediate, writing:
“Kashmiris must be given their due rights as per #UN resolution. The rights of Freedom like all of us. Why was @UN created & why is it sleeping? The unprovoked aggression & crimes being committed in Kashmir against #Humanity must be noted. The @POTUS must play his role to mediate”
Kashmiris must be given their due rights as per #UN resolution. The rights of Freedom like all of us. Why was @UN created & why is it sleeping? The unprovoked aggression & crimes being committed in Kashmir against #Humanity must be noted. The @POTUS must play his role to mediate
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 5, 2019
Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha approved both the resolution and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019. Both will now come up in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.