Bolton boxer Amir Khan has vowed to be the "voice of Indian Occupied Kashmir" after a visit to the troubled region.

The fighter visited the Line of Control (LoC) near Chakothi to show solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir.

He met with the families affected by firing by Indian troops along the LoC and assured financial assistance for the victims from the Amir Khan Foundation.

Speaking to the media, Khan said: “My heart beats with the people of Kashmir who are living under siege. I condemn India’s actions in occupied Kashmir."

This visit comes in light of the increasing tensions between Pakistan and India following New Delhi’s decision to strip occupied Kashmir of its autonomous status.

He came to Pakistan on the invitation of military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor, it is understood.

On Friday, security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir clashed with protesters in the city of Srinagar.

Hundreds of people took part in a demonstration after Friday prayers in the Soura neighbourhood.

The march turned violent as protesters threw stones at security forces, who retaliated with tear gas and pellets. At least two were injured.

Tensions have been escalating since the Indian government removed the region's partial autonomy three weeks ago.

Information has also been scarce, as internet and mobile networks have mostly been blocked.