British boxer Amir Khan visited the Line of Control (LoC) near the Kashmiri village of Chakothi in Pakistan on Tuesday, to express solidarity with people affected by India's decision to strip the Indian-administered part of the Jammu and Kashmir region of its autonomous status.

Footage shows Khan being greeted by Kashmiri people and soldiers alike before speaking with them about the situation in the region.

"My heart goes out to the Kashmiris in India. And I can only say that I've come here to build that awareness and let the people know what these poor people in Kashmir are going through," Khan said, adding that "when I go back to the UK, I will tell the world what's been happening."

Tensions between Pakistan and India have risen since and Indian-administered Kashmir has been on lockdown since New Delhi revoked article 370 of the Indian constitution, stripping Jammu-Kashmir of its autonomous status, imposing a curfew and shutting down all communications. The act led to Pakistan cutting off diplomatic and economic ties with India.

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