Raipur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday made light of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi's comment on Kashmir, saying "what he said is right".
"They (Pakistani government) are not able to manage Pakistan. How can they manage Kashmir? Kashmir was, is and will be a part of India," Singh said during his two-day campaign in Chhattisgarh.
#WATCH: "Baat to thik kaha unhone. Woh Pakistan nahi sambhal pa rahe, Kashmir kya sambhal paayenge. Kashmir Bharat ka part tha, hai, aur rahega," says Home Min Rajnath Singh on Shahid Afridi's statement 'Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir, as it cannot manage its own four provinces' pic.twitter.com/QA8hLvLVxJ
— ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2018
In a viral video posted on social media, Afridi, while addressing students at British parliament, said: "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... The big thing is humanity. People who are dying there (Kashmir). It is painful. Any death, be it from any community, is painful."
In a tweet on Wednesday, Afridi said: "My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights."
My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights. — Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 14, 2018
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Updated Date: Nov 15, 2018 17:47:26 IST