Hyderabad, September 15: Hours after the Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai's urged the UN to act and work towards helping Kashmiri children return to school amid the ongoing restrictions in the valley, BJP MP from Karnataka Shobha Karandlaje asked her to raise instead concern for minorities in Pakistan where they are subjected to "forceful conversion and persecution".
The BJP parliamentarian told the Nobel laureate that India is listening to the voices of people in Jammu and Kashmir and is pursuing development projects post Article 70 abrogation. Jammu And Kashmir: Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai Requests UN to Help Kashmiri Children Return to School
Here's what the BJP MP said:
Sincere request to the Nobel winner, to spend some time speaking with the minorities of Pakistan.
To speak against the forceful conversation & persecution taking place on the minority girls in her own country!
Developmental agendas got extended to Kashmir, nothing suppressed! https://t.co/Um3BmGuJwi
— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) September 15, 2019
The response of the BJP politician arrived after Yousafzai took to Twitter and wrote, "I am asking leaders, at #UNGA and beyond, to work towards peace in Kashmir, listen to Kashmiri voices and help children go safely back to school."
Here's the tweet by the Nobel laureate:
I am asking leaders, at #UNGA and beyond, to work towards peace in Kashmir, listen to Kashmiri voices and help children go safely back to school.
— Malala (@Malala) September 14, 2019
Earlier too, Yousafzai had commented on the Kashmir issue where she had appealed or an end to the conflict in the region after relations between India and Pakistan. The Indian government on August 5 have revoked the special provisions provided to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.