Will raise plight of Kashmiris around the world, says boxer Amir Khan

Published: August 27, 2019
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British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan vowed on Tuesday to raise the plight of Kashmiris around the world as he visited the Line of Control (LoC) on a “humanitarian visit”.

“I will try my level best to raise the voice of Kashmiris wherever I go,” he said while speaking to the media in Muzaffarabad, accompanied with AJK President Sardar Masood Khan. “I saw people on the Pakistani side of the LoC and they were going about living their lives normally.”

The boxer lamented the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), saying,”I have heard of people being killed and injured, as well as, food supplies being cut off.”

He called for the Kashmiri people to continue their freedom struggle, adding that,”I will be their champion.”

Amir said that he was blessed to be put in a position where he could raise his voice for the oppressed.

“We had a protest in London where 20,000 Kashmiris hit out at the Indian government,” he said.

This visit by the athlete comes in light of the increasing tensions between Pakistan and India following New Delhi’s decision to strip occupied Kashmir of its autonomous status.

He came to Pakistan on the invitation of military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor.

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