Malala always welcome in India, says Shiv Sena

Published: October 21, 2015
A file photo of Malala Yousufzai. PHOTO: UN

A file photo of Malala Yousufzai. PHOTO: UN

Despite opposing good relations with Pakistan, Hindu right-wing party Shiv Sena said on Wednesday said it will always welcome child activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai to India as she stood up against terrorists.

“I want to tell all peacemakers in India that Shiv Sena and Saamna has appreciated the efforts and the struggle carried by Malala against terrorism in Pakistan. If Malala comes to India, Shiv Sena would also welcome her,” Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said in Mumbai, according to the Times of India.

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“People like Kasuri and Hafiz Saeed spread terrorism and violence against India whereas there is a small girl like Malala, who is still fighting against terrorism and has won the Nobel Peace Prize for the same,” he added.

Further, Raut said, “So, if she is welcomed in India, it would send a great message to all Pakistan lovers in India that terrorism should not be promoted, instead it should be dealt with harshly.”

Malala, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, had recently said she wished to pay a visit to India, especially to Delhi and Mumbai, to inspire young girls there.

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The article originally appeared on Times of India

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Reader Comments (22)

  • ali sindhi
    Oct 21, 2015 - 5:26PM

    what a pity people… one who get respect across the globe… even shiv sinha are welcoming to the Great Malala but in the land of pure is unsafe and its the only reason they get humiliated across the globe and india is just a country in the list Recommend

  • YAs
    Oct 21, 2015 - 5:26PM

    Wasim, Akhtar, Aleem dar, fawad, maira were promoting terrorism in India? Even shiv sena knows, who is the foreign puppet and enemies of PakistanRecommend

  • Noor Khan
    Oct 21, 2015 - 5:29PM

    Hmmmm …so that means Mahira khan is also spreading/promoting terrorism in India… and so is Fawad Khan … Ghulam Ali… Atif Aslam…. Sheharyar Khan.. Najam Setthi.. Wasim Akram….Shoaib Malik… and so many of Indians tooo…..Recommend

  • Riz
    Oct 21, 2015 - 5:32PM

    Shiv Sena invited future PM of Pakistan and she has accepted despite recent clash between india and Pakistan. lol Recommend

  • Riz
    Oct 21, 2015 - 5:32PM

    Shiv Sena invited future PM of Pakistan and she has accepted despite recent clash between india and Pakistan. lol Recommend

  • Sam
    Oct 21, 2015 - 5:34PM

    Too late. Don’t try to play politics now. Shiv Sena is extremist at core and it is fully exposed now. Recommend

  • Syed Irfan Ali
    Oct 21, 2015 - 5:53PM

    Malala must visit India as Pakistan’s ambassador of peace.Recommend

  • Sumair
    Oct 21, 2015 - 5:56PM

    Lets train Malala to play cricket and send her as Captain women team…Recommend

  • Sumair
    Oct 21, 2015 - 5:58PM

    Dear ShivSena

    If you support sports and send your teams to Pakistan.. that will also demoralize these terrorists.. Recommend

  • pk
    Oct 21, 2015 - 6:17PM

    All intellectual people are thrown out of Pakistan. Dr. Abdus Salam even declared non Muslim by Pakistanis.Recommend

  • Alien1
    Oct 21, 2015 - 6:26PM

    malala is always welcome but not pakistani terrorists.Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Oct 21, 2015 - 6:32PM

    lolz. Shiv Sena trying their best to malign her identity even more. Will they still welcome her if she started highlighting what happened in Gujarat and fighting Indian terrorism in Kashmir too? :D Recommend

  • abc
    Oct 21, 2015 - 6:45PM

    Hahaha shows the actual support she is having all over the worldRecommend

  • amir
    Oct 21, 2015 - 6:58PM

    Is shiv sena deciding indian policy now?Recommend

  • M.S.
    Oct 21, 2015 - 7:00PM

    Indian extremists should stay away from our Princess and Pakistani nuts should not bring her into this drama. She is above these trivial mattersRecommend

  • Last Word
    Oct 21, 2015 - 8:32PM

    What a surprise, Malala being the first Pakistani which Shiv Sena has promised a grand welcome ? The fact of the matter is that Mumbaites hate Pakistanis due to 26/11 and serial blasts which were proved to be emanated from Pakistan. Hope, Malala comes to India and who may succeed in taking out the hatred out of the Mumbaites.Recommend

  • GS@Y
    Oct 21, 2015 - 9:24PM

    This is only going to give more fuel to paranoid Malala haters in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Timorlane
    Oct 21, 2015 - 9:37PM

    Of course Malala would accept Shiv Sena’s invitation

    No Surprise.Recommend

  • Brutus
    Oct 22, 2015 - 12:21AM

    Your comment shows where you stand. I can understand your hatred for Shiv Sena, I too hate them, but, why hate a child genius?Recommend

  • Oct 22, 2015 - 3:28AM

    Ha ha, Shiv Sena what!
    Just confirms that she is a puppet in the hands of the most powerful in the world.(Free pass to every where)
    Pakistanis must understand how she is getting that level of publicity/hype for no achievement of her own other than getting shot with a few others.
    There are many more eg the survivors of the APS incident.My question is did any of those students get the same assistance/ publicity. The answer is NO.Recommend

  • prabhjyot singh madan
    Oct 22, 2015 - 8:13AM

    India is not only Bombay, Maharashtra. It has over 28 states and shiv sena is nonexistent in all of them. Please try to give importance to trinamool congress and Calcutta city incase you heard of the place. It was the capital of India till 1912. All places go with their growth phase and downfall just like Calcutta and so will Bombay with shiv sena, but we will survive as a nation. Btw , Calcutta is known as the cultural capital of India Just like Bombay is known as the commercial capital of India and yes, shiv sena sucks because they don’t respect our constitution. Rab rakhaRecommend

  • Humarine
    Oct 30, 2015 - 12:05PM

    Shive Sena and RSS will soon be deserted from the heart of Indians if they go forward thus.India is a huge country and this kind of groups can grow only in the western and central India where people eat and make noise much but think less.Being a common Indian I am too believe we are both citizen of a country and global citizen so single among the thousand in this world is neither alone nor minor.Millions of extremists are minor and alone in the world instead.Recommend

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