Srinagar: Pakistan’s teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday asked the United Nations, the international community and Pakistan and India to work together to halt “the inhumanity and heartbreak” in Kashmir saying, “Kashmiri people deserve their fundamental human rights.”
“They should live free of fear and repression. I call on the United Nations, the international community and India and Pakistan to work together with utmost urgency to right these wrongs, providing the people of Kashmir with the dignity, respect and freedom they deserve,” dawn quoted him
Malala said dozens of civilians have been killed while thousands wounded during the two-month long raging anti-India uprising in Kashmir.
“Hundreds of people blinded by pellet guns used to put down demonstrations. Many schools have been closed… keeping children away from their classrooms,” she said adding, “I stand with the people of Kashmir. My 14 million Kashmiri sisters and brothers have always been close to my heart.”