WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Thursday demanded a peaceful solution for Kashmir dispute.
The 22-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner has expressed her feelings into words in a recent tweet comprising two photos with text. Malala reacted to the abrogation of article 370 of the Indian constitution by the Parliament.
In her tweet, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has called on the international community and all concerned authorities to respond to the sufferings of the innocent civilians in Indian-occupied Kashmir, particularly the women and children.
“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,” Malala tweeted.
According to the attached documents in her tweet, she said, “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. I know we can appreciate the gifts that all of our people, in all their diversity, contribute to our world, she says,” talking about the inclusivity South Asia always displayed.”
The Nobel laureate shows her concern especially about the safety of children and women who are most vulnerable to violence and most likely to suffer losses in conflict. She also demands there is no need to hurt each other.
“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,” she concluded.
Earlier, the Indian government rushed through a presidential decree to scrap a special status for Indian-held Jammu Kashmir
, hours after imposing a major security clampdown in the region.
Amit Shah has announced to abrogate Articles 370 and 35A from its constitution, which gives special status and rights to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.