A day after expressing his despair on Bollywood actor Salman Khan's jail sentence, former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has sparked a controversy with his latest tweet. While expressing his happiness over Salman getting relief from the court, he said he wishes for a day when he gets the news of Kashmir being free.
"Finally Salman gets a relief from honourable court I wish 1 day in my life time i get a news of Kashmir Palestine Yemen Afghanistan & all the troubled area of the world are free bcoz my heart bleeds for humanity & loss of innocent life .." he wrote on Twitter.
The former cricketer's tweet has resulted in a Twitter war of sorts with Twitteratti slamming him for his tweet, commenting Kashmir is an integral part of India.
Akhtar's tweet came close on the heels of former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's statements on India and Kashmir. While Abbasi slammed India alleging gross human rights violation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), Afridi tweeted insulting India and backing terrorists.
On April 3, Shahid Afridi stoked a row with his tweet. "Appalling and worrisome situation ongoing in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.Innocents being shot down by oppressive regime to clamp voice of self determination & independence. Wonder where is the @UN & other int bodies & why aren't they making efforts to stop this bloodshed?," wrote Afridi.
The aftermath of the statements saw a huge outrage erupting over the issue with people calling them out for Pakistani government's support to terrorism.