Shireen Mazari asks UN to denotify Priyanka Chopra as UN Goodwill Ambassador

Published: August 21, 2019
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Federal Minister Shireen Mazari on Wednesday has asked the United Nations (UN) to denotify Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra as its Goodwill Ambassador.

Taking to Twitter, Mazari shared the letter and captioned it, “Sent letter to UNICEF chief regarding UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace Ms Chopra.”

Mazari penned, “Ms Chopra has publicly endorsed Indian government position on Kashmir and also supported the nuclear threat issued to Pakistan by the Indian Defence Minister. All this goes completely against the principles of peace and goodwill that Ms Chopra is supposed to uphold as an UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace.”

She further added, “The Indian occupation forces have also intensified their campaign of using pellet guns against women and children as well as violence and abuse of women in IoK. Nazi doctrine of ethnic cleansing, racism, fascism and genocide”.

The minister further shared how the actor, who was announced as a global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador three years ago, had publicly “endorsed her position to support nuclear war.”

“All this goes completely against the principles of peace and goodwill that Ms Chopra is supposed to uphold as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace,” Mazari said, adding that the former Miss World’s alleged jingoism and support for war undermine the credibility of her position as a UN representative.

Mazari mentioned that until Priyanka is removed, the idea of an UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace will become a mockery globally.

“Unless she is removed immediately, the very idea of a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace becomes a mockery globally,” she said, urging the Unicef chief to immediately expel Chopra.

Last month, the Bollywood star drew criticism for her stance on Kashmir’s ongoing siege when she tried gas lighting a Pakistani woman, Ayesha Salim, for calling out on the same.

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