PICTURES: Amir Khan visits the LoC

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Acclaimed British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan on Tuesday visited the Line of Control where he met the families of those affected by India’s ceasefire violations and to highlight the ongoing Indian aggression in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).

Khan met with the families affected by unprovoked firing by Indian troops along the LoC and pledged to help the victims with funds from the Amir Khan Foundation.

Speaking to media on the occasion, Khan said the purpose of his visit was to advocate for peace and to highlight the plight of the Kashmiris who have been living under siege since August 5, when India revoked Article 370 which granted a special status to the region.

“My heart beats with the people of [occupied] Kashmir who are living under siege. I condemn India’s actions [in occupied Kashmir],” Khan said.

“I will continue to be the voice of Kashmiris against the brutalities of Indian [occupation]. I will tell people back in Britain about the situation here.”

Khan further called on celebrities worldwide to raise their voice for IoK and its people.

The boxer’s visit to the area had been facilitated by the Pakistan Army and Khan had thanked Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor for organising his visit.

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