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Malala Yousafzai feels for Kashmiris, calls for peaceful resolution

Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Noble Prize laureate, has eventually given her two-cents on the recent abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A following a severe lockdown and rigorous violations of human rights by the Indian military in the Kashmir valley. Malala Yousafzai pressed for peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue in her message.

Calls for Peaceful Resolution

Malala Yousafzai has expressed her concerns for women and children of the society, the most vulnerable group of society, according to Malala Yousafzai. She disseminated a message of peace through stated that her aspirations to witness a peaceful South Asia. Yousafzai asserted that people in South Asia should learn to co-habit peacefully by respecting and acknowledging the diverse culture and traditions in the region.

The region represented different cultures, religions, languages, cuisines, and customs, she said and expressed hope that “we can all live in peace.” “There is no need for us to continue to suffer and hurt each other,” she said. Talking about the Kashmir issue, she expressed how her ancestors, like her, have grown up witnessing the oppression of the Kashmiri community in Jammu Kashmir.

She called on all South Asians, the international community and authorities to respond to their suffering. “Whatever disagreement we may have… Must focus on peacefully resolving the seven-decade conflict in Kashmir,” Malala said.

The children’s education rights activist said: “The people of Kashmir have lived in conflict since I was a child since my mother and father were children since my grandparents were young. For seven decades, the children of Kashmir have grown up amidst violence.”

Malala Yousafzai refrained from commenting on the political aspects of India’s abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A and issued her message purely in the light of protection of human rights, particularly, the safety of women and children

‘Late’ response

Malala Yousafzai, a vehement advocate of women’s education and human rights, shared her heartfelt message on her Twitter account. Yousafzai’s reaction, however, came three days after India stroked an unconstitutional move against Jammu and Kashmir. Her followers expected a more coherent and early message against the Kashmir move.

Her delayed response has offended her followers in Pakistan. Malala Yousafzai, an internationally acclaimed human rights activist, hailing from Pakistan, was expected to come forth with a concrete message of condemnation against the brutalities of Indian administration in Kashmir.

The social media was stormed with tweets discussing her absence from the scenario or her alleged silence on the issue despite being a victim of terrorism herself. Malala Yousafzai miraculously survived a life-threatening attack from the Taliban militants in Swat valley on her way back from school.

Hence, people expect Malala to empathise more strongly with the victims of Indian atrocities in Kashmir valley. People seemed partially satisfied with her response that came on Thursday. The netizens believe, with a global following, Malala Yousafzai has a following of 1.5million users on her Twitter platform hence she stands a bright chance to propagate the messages of Kashmiri victims to the world.

They pinned that utilising her platform Malala can become a prominent voice of oppressed Kashmiris. Surprisingly, she is countering fiery remarks from people on both sides of the border-India and Pakistan.

Malala’s Influence 

Malala Yousafzai, a popular global figure, has championed campaigns internationally for the protection of women and children’s rights. She recently made it to the list of the World’s Most Admired People of 2019.

Her charity organisation, Malala Fund, is actively working for the uplift of impoverished women and children in India. Her charity successfully cemented a partnership with tech giant ‘Apple’ to support the education of over 100,000 girls in India and Latin America. Part of those grants will be allocated to Gulmakai Network that will support programs in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Nigeria.

She says she has been receiving overwhelming support and appreciation for her endeavors in India. In a statement, she expressed her excitement to team up with the locals in and believes that they understand the indigenous problems better and therefore can advise coherent solutions.

Malala Yousafzai is anticipated to take on an important leadership role in the future of world politics. Her philanthropic work has already given her a stronghold in global politics.

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