Malala comes out in support of Kashmiris


LONDON: Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has called on the international community to “respond to the sufferings of the innocent civilians” in Indian-occupied Kashmir, particularly the women and children.

“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,” wrote Malala in an emotional Twitter post on Thursday morning.

“For seven decades, the children of Kashmir have grown up amidst violence. I care about Kashmir because South Asia is my home – a home I share with 1.8 billion people including Kashmiris… And I believe we all can live in peace[…] There is no need for us to continue to suffer and hurt each other.”

“I hope all South Asians, the international community and concerned authorities respond to their suffering. Whatever disagreements we may have, we must always defend human rights, prioritise the safety of children and women and focus on peacefully resolving the dispute.”