Acclaimed British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has announced that he will be visiting the Line of Control to highlight the ongoing Indian aggression in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).

Khan in a tweet shared that Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor was giving him the opportunity to visit the LoC.

The boxer also posted a video message calling for peace.


“This trip to Kashmir will be for peace,” Khan said. “I see that there are a lot of problems there… a lot of innocent people are being killed and injured.”

The boxer also praised the Pakistan Army for “doing a great job” and said he wants to go to Kashmir on behalf of the Amir Khan Foundation and express his support for the people there.

Ever since India revoked Article 370 which granted special status to IoK, tensions between the two neighbouring countries have reached an all-time high. Pakistan has demanded the UN take immediate notice of the deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied valley and play its role in relieving the Kashmiris from the Indian atrocities they have been facing for the last 20 days.