Guwahati: Amir Khan, the British professional boxer, promoter, and philanthropist, has tweeted his stance over the ongoing farmer’s protest in India. He tweeted, “Raise your voice for the farmers! #farmersprotest.”
Khan was born and raised in Bolton, Greater Manchester, to a Punjabi family. His roots are from the Rawalpindi district of Punjab, Pakistan. He was educated at Smithills School in Bolton and Bolton Community College.
Khan is also the former unified light-welterweight world champion having held the WBA (later Super) title from 2009 to 2012, and the IBF title in 2011. At the regional level, he held the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2007 to 2008. From 2014 to 2016 he also held the WBC Silver welterweight title, and was once challenged for the WBC and Ring Magazine middleweight titles in 2016. He is also the Youngest British Olympic Boxing Medalist. He won the silver medal at 2004 Athens Olympics when he was just 17 years old.
Like Khan, many international public figures of the likes of singer Rihanna, environmental activist Greta Thunberg, US actor John Cusack, spokesperson for UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and even Canadian PM Justin Trudeau gave out their opinions with regards to the protests.