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21/08/2019 5:59 PM IST

Remove Priyanka Chopra As Goodwill Ambassador, Pakistan Minister Tells UN

Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari wrote to the UN saying Chopra's support for war, including a nuclear war, undermined the credibility of the UN position.

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The Pakistan Human Rights Ministry has written to UNICEF, requesting that Priyanka Chopra be “denotified” as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. 

In a letter to UNICEF, Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said that Chopra’s “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 credibility of the UN position to which she has been elevated.”

Earlier this month, a Pakistani woman, Ayesha Malik, had also questioned Chopra about her role as a United Nations Goodwill ambassador in light of her 26 February tweet where she congratulated the Indian Air Force after the Balakot strike in Pakistan.

“So it was kind of hard hearing you talk about humanity, because as your neighbour, a Pakistani, I know you’re a bit of a hypocrite,” the woman can be heard saying in a video of the incident from the Beautycon event. “Because you tweeted on 26 February ‘Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces’. You are a UNICEF ambassador for peace and you are encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan. There is no winner in this.” 

To this, Chopra replied, “I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India. War is not something I’m really fond of but I am patriotic, so I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments to people who do love me and have loved me.”

“But I think that all of us have a, sort of, middle ground that we all have to walk. Just like you probably do as well. The way that you came at me right now... girl, don’t yell. We’re all here for love,” she added, according to PTI.