LONDON: British actor and activist of Pakistani decent, Riz Ahmed is the latest celebrity to expressed his concern over the on-going situation in occupied Kashmir.
He took to Instagram and condemned India’s recent decisions to revoke special status of the occupied Kashmir. “Article 370 of the Indian constitution, guaranteeing the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, has never been respected and has always been a sham,” the actor wrote.
“For starters, direct rule by Delhi has been imposed 8 times since 1977, and Kashmir has been subjected to the most intense occupation on Earth (soldier per capita),” Ahmed added.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist star called out India for not respecting the constitutional autonomy of occupied Kashmir and termed it as a root cause of the conflict. “The centre’s lack of respect for the constitutional autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir is the root cause of the conflict,” he wrote.