Mumbai: After the Indian government decided to scrap Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and its people, there has been wide spread criticism of the centre’s move to abrogate Article 370.
Negative reactions, especially, from Pakistan came in after the centre scrapped article 370. The latest one to join the list of slammers is none other than Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
Recently, Yousafzai shared a tweet stating several Kashmiri citizens, including girls came to her and disclosed that they were “’too scared to leave their homes” and they were “forced to skip their schools”. Malala tweeted a quote of one of the Kashmiri girls and the tweet read, “I feel purposeless and depressed because I can’t go to school. I missed my exams on August 12 and I feel my future is insecure now. I want to be a writer and grow to be an independent, successful Kashmiri woman. But it seems to be getting more difficult as this continues.”
Here is what three girls told me, in their own words: “The best way to describe the situation in Kashmir right now is absolute silence. We have no way of finding out what’s happening to us. All we could hear is the steps of troops outside our windows. It was really scary.”
— Malala (@Malala) September 14, 2019
After Malala’s tweet several Indian, including Indian female shooter Heena Sidhu had blasted the Nobel Peace winner for taking Pakistan side. Heena responded to her tweet and reminded her about the circumstances in Pakistan where the Taliban terrorists shot Malala in the head.
Sidhu tweeted “Ok so you propose handing over Kashmir to Pakistan because over there girls like yourself have had tooooo good of an education that you nearly lost your life and ran away from your country never to return. Why don’t you show us by going back to Pakistan first??.”
Ok so you propose handing over Kashmir to Pakistan because over there girls like yourself have had tooooo good of an education that you nearly lost your life and ran away from your country never to return. Why dont you show us by going back to Pakistan first?? https://t.co/BWt8UoSyqV
— Heena SIDHU (@HeenaSidhu10) September 15, 2019
During December 2012, the Taliban terrorists shot Malala Yousafzai for conducting an education campaign on girls’ education in the Swat Valley in north east of Pakistan.
Malala has been criticised for by several Indian political leaders as well for not speaking on the circumstances faced by girls who are from the minority community in Pakistan.