Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday hit out at the sections of media for "celebrating" the remarks of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi on Kashmir, saying he had clearly supported freedom for Kashmir.
"I don't get what sections of the Indian media are celebrating WRT #ShahidAfridi's statement. Forget what he said about Pakistan's 4 provinces, the byte I saw clearly had him supporting freedom for Kashmir & criticising human rights violations so how is that a victory for India?" tweeted Omar.
The flamboyant all-rounder from Pakistan had asked India and Pakistan to leave Kashmir "for the sake of humanity" and let Kashmiris decide their own future.
"Don't give Kashmir to Pakistan or India either. Let them be independent. Humanity is big thing. Human are being killed there (Kashmir). It hurts to see humans are being killed whatever religion they may belong," Afridi said while addressing students at the British Parliament.