Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has raised her concerns regarding the worsening situation of Indian occupied Kashmir after the world’s ‘biggest democracy’ decided to revoke the special status given to the region under Article 370.
In a tweet posted on her official Twitter handle, she demanded the international community to step up for a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict. The 22 year old especially raised her concerns regarding the women and children of Kashmir.
“Today I’m worried about the safety of Kashmiri children and women, the most vulnerable to violence and most likely to suffer losses in conflict,” she wrote.
Malala on Indian Brutality in Kashmir
Furthermore, Malala Yousafzai said that she cares about Kashmir and she firmly believes that all of us can live in peace.
“I care about Kashmir because South Asia is my home — A home I share with 1.8 billion people including Kashmiris. We represent different cultures, religions, languages, cuisines, and customs. And I believe we all can live in peace.”
The Nobel laureate urged all the South Asian countries, International community and concerned authorities to look up towards the sufferings of Kashmiri women and children and called for a peaceful solution.
“I hope all South Asians, the international community and concerned authorities respond to their suffering. Whatever disagreements we may have, we must always defend human rights, prioritize the safety of children and women and focus on peacefully resolving the seven-decade-old conflict in Kashmir,” Malala Yousafzai concluded.
She Has Spoken Out For Kashmir Before As Well
Malala Yousafzai has raised her voice many times on the Kashmir conflict.
— Malala (@Malala) February 27, 2019
Kashmiris should live free of fear and repression: Malala calls on UN https://t.co/12k2r1eHhr
— The News Minute (@thenewsminute) September 7, 2016
Despite the fact that Malala Yousafzai has been so vocal about the Kashmir conflict and everything she has done for girls education in Pakistan and all over the world, unfortunately, some of us have been unnecessarily criticizing her over the last few years.
It is high time for us to recognize her struggle and ask ourselves this – does this brave girl really need to show her patriotism certificate every now or then?