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Malala Breaks Her Silence On Kashmir


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The Nobel Prize winner based in Pakistan Malala Yousafzai finally broke her silence on the humanitarian crisis emerging in the occupied region of Kashmir. Pakistani actress Mathira besides many others as well criticized the Nobel Laureate for being silent on the issue. Malala told via her social media account that she had been in touch with many Kashmiris.

She expressed her concerns about the reports of arbitrary arrests of 4,000 people including the children. She also showed extreme displeasure about the sufferings of those students who can’t attend their schools for more than 40 days in Kashmir.

“In the last week, I have spent time speaking with people living and working in Kashmir,” she said in a statement shared on twitter.

Malala shared that she wanted to hear directly from the girls living in Kashmir right now. She also narrated that it took so long to get their stories due to the communication blackout in the Kashmir.

“Kashmiris are cut off from the world and are unable to make their voices heard,” she added.

Malala also referred to the stories of three Kashmiri girls saying: “The best way to describe the situation in Kashmir right now is absolute silence. We have no way of finding out what is happening to us.”

“All we could hear is the steps of troops outside our windows. It was really scary,” she continued becoming the voice of three Kashmiri girls she approached to hear from them directly.

“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,” Malala added about the story of Kashmiri girl adding that the girl wants to become a writer in the future and wants to grow to be an independent, successful Kashmiri woman.

Kashmiris feel disappointed to pursue their dreams witnessing and suffering the difficulties due to social blockade.

“People speaking out for us adds to our hope. I am longing for the day when Kashmir will be free of the misery we have been going through for decades,” Nobel Laureate narrated the existent situation in IOK from a student’s point of view.

“I am asking leaders, at United Nations General Assembly, and beyond to work towards peace in Kashmir, listen to Kashmiri voices and help children go safely back to school,” she concluded.

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