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Mazari asks UNICEF to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador

August 21, 2019
 

Pakistan Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari asked on Wednesday the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund to remove Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra as its goodwill ambassador for peace for her support of nuclear threats against Pakistan.

In February, Priyanka had tweeted ‘Jai Hind’, which is the equivalent of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, after India claimed to have conducted airstrikes in Pakistan. She was criticised for praising the Indian Army at a time when people were calling for peace between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

The Bollywood actor was also called out by a Pakistani girl, named Ayesha Malik, for her hypocrisy when she glorified war. The girl called her out at the Beautycon event in Los Angeles.

Tensions between Pakistan and India once again flared up after New Delhi controversially revoked the autonomous status of the part of Jammu and Kashmir it controls. Islamabad decried the move as illegal and downgraded diplomatic ties and suspended bilateral trade with India.

Related: Priyanka isn’t a patriot, she is a nationalist, says Ayesha Malik

Mazari wrote a letter to UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. She stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in India was depriving the Kashmiri people of their rights and committing grave violations of human rights in the occupied territory.

“The policy of the BJP government is similar to the Nazi doctrine of ethnic cleansing, racism, fascism and genocide,” the minister said in her letter.

“Ms Chopra has publicly endorsed this Indian government position and also supported the nuclear threat issued to Pakistan by the Indian defence minister.”

She said that all this goes completely against the principles of peace and goodwill that Priyanka is supposed to uphold as the goodwill ambassador for peace.

“Her jingoism and support for violations by the Modi government of international conventions and UNSC resolutions on Kashmir, as well as support for war, including a nuclear war, undermines the credibility of the UN position to which she has been elevated,” Mazari said.

She demanded immediate removal of the Bollywood actor from the UNICEF post, in order to keep the very idea of a goodwill ambassador from becoming a “mockery”.

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    Ones View   August 21, 2019 11:34 pm/ Reply

    I do find this situation very strange to say the least. In the western world everyone champions India to be a democratic society and largest democracy in the world. Now which humane civilized society in the world of modern times is going to accept that these actions are part of such a framework. In my view and countless millions others in the civilized world the Indian establishment has shown itself to be far from a democracy but a dictatorship.
    After the security council meeting it has become evident India has taken unilateral action, breached all the Security council resolutions which should be clarified were put in place with the negotiations of the previous great leaders of India. Despite their great wisdom and knowledge they have been desecrated in an instance by a man who would rather forcefully control populations rather than allow them to accept and follow him by imparting leadership with empathy. Should i point out a fundamental mistake of grand proportions of any one who considers themselves a leader.
    As history has shown on numerous occasions ‘ what is mightier the sword or the pen!’
    No doubt Mr Modi will make the history books but sadly in his case all for the wrong reasons.
    I still never found any factual information of the Two fighter jets that were downed in the last miscalculation that Mr Modi made, one pilot went back to India. Who was the other? From Where? Just may be we will find out and get clear and concise information of the nations that are lurking in the shadows and exerting their agenda through proxies conducted via India to destabilize and seek destruction of their neighbor.
    I was going to say one of the ten commandments, naturally do’s not apply to India otherwise they would not be suppressing the Christians in Nagaland just another minority, similar fates suffered by other minorities in Bodoland, Assam and naturally the struggle the Sikhs face in the Punjab. The Kashmiri people are just one facet their are many dejected and oppressed people in India. The question is will we one day see all these people unite together and seek entitlement to their lawful rights.

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