Srinagar: Former cricketer and heartthrob, Shahid Afridi on Sunday said that he supports his Prime Minister Imran Khan and “Kashmiris must get to decide their future”.
“I totally support Imran Bhai! I have always maintained the same. Justice must be delivered, Kashmiris must get to decide their future,” Afridi wrote on his Twitter, in reaction to Khan’s earlier tweets.
I totally support Imran Bhai! I have always maintained the same. Justice must be delivered, Kashmiris must get to decide their future. https://t.co/oZdITYh6y2
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) December 16, 2018
Condemning the killing, Prime Minster of Pakistan had said that ‘only dialogue, and not violence and killings, will resolve this conflict’.
Kashmiris must be allowed to decide their future. https://t.co/Y91PUVckh8
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 16, 2018
Seven civilians were killed after armed forces opened fire on protesters near the site of a gunfight in Kharpora Sarnoo village of Pulwama district on Saturday. Three militants and an army man were killed in the gunfight.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a three-day shutdown and mourning in Kashmir and urged people to march towards the army base in Badami Bagh in Srinagar on Monday.
The Indian army on Sunday asked people to avoid the march towards 15 corps headquarters situated at Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar over call given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL).
National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah while reacting on the Pulwama civilian killings said that it is a massacre and there is no other way to describe it.
Earlier, Abdullah while reacting to the civilian killings had said that it was ‘another blood soaked weekend in Kashmir’.
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti while reacting to the civilian killings has said that there would be no probe which would bring back the dead. She also asked that ‘is this what was expected from the Governor rule’?
She also said that no country can win a war by killing its own people.
Peoples’ Conference chief Sajad Lone while reacting on the Pulwama civilian killings said that the administration seriously needs to evaluate the cost of such operations. He added that ‘hope the administration gives up its Rambo mindset.’
Police, in their statement said that they were ‘deeply grieved’ by the loss of civilian lives however claimed that the crowd came ‘dangerously close’ to the gunfight site.