Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has appealed for peace in Kashmir. In an appeal to the UN, international community, India and Pakistan, the teenage Nobel laureate to halt the “inhumanity and heartbreak” in Kashmir, Pakistan-based dawn.com reported. She said that Kashmiri people deserve the fundamental human rights to live freely without any fear and repression.
Malala appealed to the UN, international community and the two neighbours to work together to provide “dignity, respect and freedom” to people of Kashmir with “utmost urgency.”
Kashmir is on the boil since the killing of Hizbul terrorists Burhan Wani by Indian security personnel in July. As per estimates about 70 people have been killed and over 100 injured in the clashes. The number of victims includes security forces engaged in controlling the agitators in Kashmir.
India has accused Pakistan of deceitfully supporting pro-Azadi protesters in the Valley. The protests have, however, put the normal life out of the gear in the Valley. Malala said that the ongoing unrest is keeping children away from schools. She was quoted as saying: “I stand with the people of Kashmir…My 14 million Kashmiri sisters and brothers have always been close to my heart.”