Remove Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador: Pakistan asks UNICEF


Priyanka Chopra has been in the news after she got embroiled in a controversy over her statements on the existing Indo-Pak relationships. The actress has often been criticised for her statements on political issues and she has also seen indulging in a lot of work being the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. The Government of Pakistan has now issued a letter to UN asking them to remove the actress from the position of Goodwill Ambassador for Peace over her statements on the issue. The Pakistani Government has written that the actress’ stand is the complete opposite of what should be of a UN Ambassador of Goodwill for Peace.

The statement  reads, “I wish to draw your attention to the issue of Ms. Priyanka Chopra whom you have appointed as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. The recent crisis in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) has been the result of the Modi government’s violatin of all international conventions that it is a signatory to, along with UNSC resolutions as well as conducting a campaign of ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims in IOK. The Modi government is also denying 4 m Indian muslims of their citizenship in Assam creating “detention centres” akin to Nazi concentration camps. The Indian Occupation forces have also intensified their campaign of using pellet guns against women and children as well as violence and abuse of women in IOK. The entire policy of the BJP Government is similar to the Nazi doctrine of ethnic cleansing, racism, fascism and genocide. Ms Chopra has publicly endorsed this Indian government position and also supported the nuclear threat issued to Pakistan by the Indian Defene Minister.”

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It further continues, “All this goes completely against the principles of peace and goodwill that Ms Chopra is supposed to uphold as an UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. Her jingoism and support for violations by the Modi government of international conventions and UNSC resolutions on Kashmir, as well as support for war, including a nuclear war, undermines the credbility of the UN position to which she has been elevated. Unless she is removed immediately, the very idea of an UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace becomes a mockery globally.”

Here is a copy of the letter: