The Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has remarked on the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir valley.
The Nobel laureate has urged the United Nations and the Indian and Pakistan authorities to put a stop to the agitation in the valley.
According to Dawn, in a statement, she said, “The Kashmiri people, like people everywhere, deserve their fundamental human rights. They should live free from fear and repression. I call on the United Nations, the international community and India and Pakistan to work together with utmost urgency to right these wrongs, providing the people of Kashmir with the dignity, respect and freedom they deserve.”
The activist also deplored the use of pellet guns and has said that the violence and restrictions in the state gravely impact the students in the state.
“I stand with the people of Kashmir. My 14 million Kashmiri sisters and brothers have always been close to my heart,” she said.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to her statements:
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) September 7, 2016
— ❅ Keep Smiling (@upma23) September 7, 2016
#Malala worry u must about kids but about Hani Balochs of ur country; here Kashmiris hv freedom; they want Islam-freedom cant coexist wd it
— Alok Bhatt (@alok_bhatt) September 7, 2016
So now we have a new Kashmir expert – Malala Yousufzai https://t.co/K9ARgo1sow
— Panun Kashmir (@WandererSS6) September 6, 2016
Hypocrite Malala speaking on Kashmir is simply asking for her own security from the same terrorist who shot her and terrorize in Kashmir.
— Oxomiya Jiyori (@SouleFacts) September 7, 2016
— रवि कांत (@LegalKant) September 7, 2016
True that Malala has suffered beyond our imagination and came out of it bravely. But that doesn’t make her an expert in everything.
— Spamnath Bharti (@attomeybharti) September 7, 2016
— Ushy Mohan Das (@UshyMohanDas) September 7, 2016