21:43 GMT28 July 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani-origin British boxer Amir Khan’s plan to visit the Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC) to spread “awareness” about the situation in Kashmir has caused anger among Indian Twitter users.

    The former British boxing light-welterweight world champion took to Twitter to announce plans to visit the Pakistani side of the LoC to call for peace after the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divide the state into federally administered territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

    In a Tweet, Khan described the situation in Kashmir as “terrible”, infuriating many Indian Twitter users.

    Khan has expressed his gratitude toward the Pakistan Army for organising his visit to the country.

    Former Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad also joined the league and hailed the decision by sports celebrities to speak up against the Indian government’s decision on Kashmir.

    Hitting out at Khan, Twitter users called him “opportunist” and accused him of using the Kashmir issue to gain fame.

    ​Others asked him to voice his opinion on crimes against the Baloch people.

    A section of netizens slammed him for getting clicked with Bollywood celebrities on one hand and on the other hand sending the anti-India message.

    Others, however, supported the boxer.


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