Apparently, solving the Kashmir issue is also up to Malala now.
Ever since India increased their military presence in Kashmir, and then subsequently scrapped Article 370 which granted the region special status, people on our side of the border have been extremely upset. Pakistanis immediately rallied with Kashmir and its people and showed their solidarity on social media.
However, not a lot of influential people raised their voice about it. Besides some Pakistani celebrities speaking up, people are disappointed at influential people, including Pakistani politicians for not being serious over Kashmir’s cause.
People started asking why Malala hadn’t issued a statement in support of Kashmir soon after India’s abrogation of Article 370
Malala has 1.4 million followers on Twitter which include a lot of influential people around the world.
Since she’s the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, the world tends to pay attention to what Malala says which is why (I assume) some Pakistanis were upset that she hadn’t spoken up about the Kashmir issue
Malala ka koi tweet shweet on #KashmirIssue? 🤔
— Ali Akarma (@AliAkarma7) August 6, 2019
You don't wonder why "qoum ki beti" and "our pride" Malala Yousafzai, who happens to be the Nobel PEACE prize holder didn't have anything at all to say about the ongoing Indian atrocities violating all human rights in Kashmir?
— Hamza Haseeb (@shponker) August 7, 2019
Malala has like 1.4M followers on twitter, her one tweet could have get so much attention on Kashmir issue but she decided not to say anything
— Fatima (@chai_dedo) August 6, 2019
And then Malala finally issued a statement on Twitter in solidarity with the people of Kashmir
She wrote a heartfelt note about how she worried the violence would have the worst impact on the women and children. And she asked the international community to step in and help solve the humanitarian crisis.
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. pic.twitter.com/Qdq0j2hyN9
— Malala (@Malala) August 8, 2019
And Pakistanis were incredibly happy at seeing her statement
For once, Pakistani people actually being appreciative of Malala is such a breath of fresh air tbh.
This is Gold ♥️♥️
Though I was expecting much more but a balanced sane and appropriate response from Ur side in itself is a pleasent surprise
And as Imran Khan said
Hope for the best (peace)
Prepare for the worst(war)
We r ready game on hay#Malala
— Chaudhry Nabeel 🇵🇰 (@DrNabeelChaudry) August 8, 2019
Proud of u dear Malala
— habib khan (@EagleEye502) August 8, 2019
But of course, once you appease certain people on the internet, you must suffer the wrath of another faction and that’s exactly what happened with Malala’s statement
As soon as Malala posted this statement, Indians were enraged and attacked her.
You are the biggest fraud in the history of Nobel prizes. If there was to be made a statue of hypocrisy, you would be the perfect candidate. How many times have you visited pak since going away? ZERO. Feeding on western money & milking ur fame is the only thing you can do best.
— 91*55 🇮🇳 (@saffron_sword) August 8, 2019
All that talk about being in Oxford and this is the best you can come up with. Please stop plagiarizing @OfficialDGISPR 's statements.
— Puneri Melbournekar🇮🇳 🇦🇺 (@dhanashree0110) August 8, 2019
Not a word against Pak sponsored terror in Kashmir. Someone who suffered a terror attack has no guts to speak against terror…!! Lost respect Malala 👎
— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) August 8, 2019
For someone who can't go back to her own country and also can't talk about human rights violations there, talking about Kashmir seems rich
— Rohit Chakraborty 🇮🇳 (@rohit_ckty) August 8, 2019
There is truly no such thing as pleasing everyone. And as for her detractors and those throwing insults her way virtually; please remember Malala took a bullet to the head and not only survived but thrived. Your words will do nothing to her.
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