21/10/2015 4:43 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Malala Always Welcome In India, Says Shiv Sena

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Malala Yousafzai attends the premiere of

MUMBAI -- The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it will always welcome child activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai to India as she has stood up to terrorists.

"I want to tell all peace makers in India that the Shiv Sena and Saamna has appreciated the efforts and the struggle carried by Malala against terrorism in Pakistan. If Malala comes to India, Shiv Sena would also welcome her," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told here.

"People like Kasuri and Hafiz Saeed spread terrorism and violence against India whereas there is a small girl like Malala, is still fighting against terrorism and has won the Nobel Peace Prize for the same," he added.

"So, if she is welcomed in India, it would send a great message to all Pakistan lovers in India that terrorism should not be promoted, instead it should be dealt with harshly," he further said.

Malala who was surprised by the love and affection of the Indian people, said recently that she wished to pay a visit to India, especially to Delhi and Mumbai, to inspire young girls there.

The Sena is in criticism for its recent protests against Shahryar Khan.

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