Nobel Laureate and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has taken to social media to share her personal views on the increasing tensions between India and Pakistan over terrorism. Malala posted a note on Twitter requesting all to call for peace, stating that a war will cause great damage to the peace-loving citizens of both the countries. The world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner also requested the Prime Ministers of both the nations – Imran Khan (Pak) and Mr. Narendra Modi (India) to ‘shake hands’ and find the solution of the conflict with a conversation.
With a hashtag of #SayNoToWar, Malala wrote:
“As a Nobel Laureate, UN Messenger of Peace, a citizen of Pakistan and a student, I am alarmed by the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan – and concerned for people living on both sides of the border.”
“Everyone aware of the horrors of war would agree that that retaliation and revenge in never the right response – once started, it rarely ends. Millions of people are suffering today of existing wars – we don’t need another. Our world cannot even care for all the people currently in peril”
“I ask the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to show true leadership in this difficult time: to sit down, shake hands and settle the current conflict and long-standing issue of Kashmir through dialogue. I ask the international community to support talks between India and Pakistan and to help prevent loss of lives and homes”
“Citizens of both countries know that true enemies are terrorism, poverty, illiteracy and health crisis – not each other.”
— Malala (@Malala) February 27, 2019
This has come after the Pulwama Attack in which over 44 CRPF jawans were killed during a suicide bombing on February 14, Thursday. Terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed took the responsibility of attacks.
A 22-year-old Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar was identified as the suicide bomber who carried out the attack. Accused of one of the deadliest terrorist attacks the state has ever witnessed, Dar lived just 10 kilometres away from the attack spot in Gundibagh.
In retaliation, on Tuesday, February 26, Indian Air Force had bombed Jaish’s terror camps in PoK. Responding to the act, the Pakistan government has referred to it as an act of aggression. Also, they also seized an Indian Air Force pilot, Abhinanadan Vardhaman on February 27.
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