Twitter Erupts as Malala Yousafzai Shows Concern for Kashmiris After India Revokes Special Status

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New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistani-origin Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai has been targeted online as she shared her concern over the Indian government's decision to revoke special status for the state of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two federally administered entities earlier this week.

“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. Today 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,” Yousafzai wrote on social media.

The statement, however, evoked various responses from Indian, as well as Pakistani Twitter users.
Social media users were quick to remind Malala of Pakistan’s largest province of Balochistan which is suffering from an insurgency by Baloch nationalists against the government of Pakistan.
Indian army veteran Gaurav Arya and journalists slammed Malala for her comments.

Activists of the pro-Balochistan movement went all guns blazing at Malala and reminded her of the crimes against the Baloch people.

Anguished over her remark, a section of netizens slammed her for not speaking out against terrorist attacks in Kashmir.

 

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