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Shahid Afridi Is 'Appalled' With The Situation Of India-Occupied Kashmir, Wants UN To Intervene

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| April 3 , 2018 , 17:06 IST

Pakistan's former skipper Shahid Afridi is not very happy with the current situation of residents in the India-occupied Kashmir. He is extremely appalled and worried about the lives of innocent people who are being "shot down by oppressive regime".

Taking his opinion to Twitter, he wrote, "Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self-determination & independence."

He also urged the United Nations to step in and stop the blood-spilling clashes between protesters and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. He wondered, "Where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren't they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?"

Hours before Afridi's remark, UN Secretary-General's spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric said, "The Secretary-General is, indeed, very concerned about the situation that we've seen in Jammu and Kashmir. He would like to remind that Member States are responsible under international humanitarian law to protect."

Much like Afridi, even PTI leader Imran Khan has also posted his disapproval towards the current situation in Kashmir. His tweet read, "Strongly condemn the brutality of Indian  forces against innocent Kashmiris and the killing of unarmed civilians in IOK."

The former player is currently campaigning for the upcoming Pak general elections stated on behalf of all Pakistanis, "The people of Pak stand with the Kashmiris democratic struggle for self-determination. The UNSC must act against Indian aggression in IOK."

Incidentally, 13 terrorists who were neutralised by Indian security forces in three encounters were termed as "innocents" by Pakistan government. However, Indian forces have recovered AK-47 and AK-74 rifles from the killed troops, confirming that they were indeed terrorists.

Earlier in 2016 during a Twenty20 match against Australia, Afridi has ignited a controversy when only thanked the fans from 'Kashmir and Pakistan' for supporting their team. Reacting to the statement, many other cricket fans were offended and criticised the cricketer brutally.