Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reiterated the comment on Jammu and Kashmir, and has agreed with former Pakistan’s cricketer Shahid Afridi’s remark, where he said that Pakistan cannot manage Kashmir.
The senior BJP leader said, “Baat to thik kaha unhone. Woh Pakistan nahi sambhal pa rahe, Kashmir kya sambhal paayenge. Kashmir Bharat ka part tha, hai, aur rahega, (What he has said is right. They are not able to manage Pakistan, how could they manage Kashmir. Kashmir is a part of India and shall remain so).”
Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi had stirred controversy while, he was addressing students in London yesterday, and said that, “Pakistan doesn’t need Kashmir, as it cannot manage its own four provinces.”
He added that Kashmir should be given complete “independence.” The video which went viral on social media, had Afridi saying that, “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...What is the big thing is insaaniyat (humanity). People who are dying there, it is painful. Any death, be it from any community, is painful.”
#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
Rajnath Singh today said that, “What Shahid Afridi said was true. They cannot even manage their own country. How will they manage Kashmir. Kashmir has been always a part of India and will continue to remain so.”
The Kashmir issue has been at the center of politics and various comments on the independence and accession of the state.