Noble laureate and activist Malala Yousafzai has called for peace, looking at the worsening situation between India and Pakistan post Narendra Modi-led government’s decision to abrogate Article 370 which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
The 22-year-peace-activist appealed for a resolution of the Kashmir issue, saying, “We can all live in peace and there is no need to hurt each other,” in a tweet.
“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,” the youngest ever Nobel Laureate wrote.
Malala said that she cares about Kashmir since South Asia is her home, a place she shares with 1.8 billion people including Kashmiris.
Expressing concern over the safety of the people of Kashmir, especially women and children, Malala said, “I am worried about the safety of the Kashmiri children and women, the most vulnerable to violence and the most likely to suffer losses in conflict.”
The region represented different cultures, religions, languages, cuisines and customs, according to her.
“There is no need for us to continue to suffer and hurt each other,” she further wrote.
She called on all South Asians, the international community and authorities to respond to the suffering of the Kashmiris.
“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, prioritise the safety of children and women, and focus on peacefully resolving the seven-decade-old conflict in Kashmir,” she said, concluding the post.
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