Bengaluru: Noble Peace prize winner and education rights activist Malala Yousafzai’s ‘concern’ for girls and women of Kashmir was criticized by BJP MP from Karnataka Shobha Karandlaje. The BJP MP advised the Noble laureate to spend some time working with minorities of Pakistan.
Malala Yousafzai had urged the United Nations to intervene in Kashmir and said that she wanted to hear from the girls living in Kashmir directly as there was communications black out there.
However, Shobha Karandlaje gave a befitting reply to Malala by reminding her of the persecution of minority communities in Pakistan. The BJP leader tweeted, “Sincere request to the Nobel winner, to spend some time speaking with the minorities of Pakistan. To speak against the forceful conversation & persecution taking place on the minority girls in her own country! Developmental agendas got extended to Kashmir, nothing suppressed!”
Instead of a genuine activist for education and human rights, Malala Yousafzai has been silent over serious human rights violation in her own country, Pakistan. The young noble laureate used her stature to bring international intervention in Kashmir, which the authorities of Pakistan had failed to achieve.
In her tweets she painted a grim and scary picture of Kashmir by quoting three Kashmiri girls with whom Malala claims that she interacted with.
Interestingly, the Jammu and Kashmir administration had on Thursday announced steps undertaken to bring normalcy in the state and 92% of the restrictions have been removed.