Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has wholeheartedly agreed with former Pakistan Cricket captain Shahid Afridi who had on Wednesday said on record in the UK that Pakistan isn't even able to handle its four provinces, and it doesn't want Kashmir.
Rajnath Singh was asked about the matter during a news briefing, to which he said, "He (Afridi) has said the right thing. Pakistan isn't able to handle itself. Tomorrow, what will be able to handle Kashmir?", he asked jovially. He then made clear, "There is no question over Kashmir. It was a part of India, it is a part of India and it remains a part of India."
Earlier, speaking in the House of Commons in the UK, Afridi had said:
"Pakistan, which can't even control its four provinces... it does not want Kashmir" and repeated, "You don't give it to India, nor does Pakistan want it. But, humanity is a big thing and it pains to see when people are dying, irrespective of what religion they follow."
"I say Pakistan does not want Kashmir, let's not give it to India either. Make Kashmir autonomous, then at least humanity would live."
Afridi had been asked on the matter by UK Member of Parliament Rehman Chisthi.
Later, despite voices in Pakistan also agreeing with Afridi, he went on the back foot and issued a tweet saying that his comments were being misconstrued.
He then doubled down and said that his comment was incomplete: