Want a peaceful Kashmir, ask Pak to stop supporting terrorism: Javed Akhtar to Afridi
Mumbai: Hitting out at Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afiridi for seeking United Nations’ intervention over the violence in Jammu and Kashmir, veteran writer, poet and Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar on Wednesday said that if the cricketer is worried about ‘any human rights violations’ in Kashmir, he should first ensure that terrorists from Pakistan do not infiltrate into India and that the Pakistan Army stops supporting the Separatists by closing down the training camps.
“Dear Mr Afridi, since you want to see a peaceful Jammu and Kashmir sans any human rights violations could you please see to it that Pakistani terrorists stop infiltrations and Pakistan Army stops supporting the Separatists by closing down the training camps? It will greatly help in solving the problem,” Akhtar tweeted.
Former Pakistan cricket team captain Afridi had, in a tweet, slammed India yesterday saying the situation in ‘Indian Occupied Kashmir’ is appalling and worrisome referring to the tense law and order situation in Kashmir due to the recent terrorist clampdown by the Indian security forces.
In his tweet, Shahid Afridi said, “Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self determination and independence. Wonder where is the UN and other international bodies and why aren’t they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?”
Yesterday, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir had responded to Afridi’s comments as well. Gambhir, said in a tweet that the ‘United Nations’ in Afridi’s ‘retarded dictionary’ meant “UNDER NINETEEN.”
“Shahid Afridi is, as usual, celebrating a dismissal off a no-ball,” Gambhir said in another tweet.