Islamabad | It doesn’t seem the Priyanka Chopra controversy is ready to fade from people’s minds.
Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has written a letter to UNICEF urging them to remove Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra as their goodwill ambassador.
“Ms Chopra has publicly endorsed Indian government position on Kashmir and also supported the nuclear threat issued to Pakistan by the Indian Defence Minister. 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, (sic)” Mazari wrote in the letter.
Sent letter to UNICEF chief regarding UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace Ms Chopra pic.twitter.com/PQ3vwYjTVz
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) August 21, 2019
In the letter, she has accused the Modi government of ethnic cleansing.
“The entire policy of the BJP government is similar to the Nazi doctrine of ethnic cleansing, racism, fascism and genocide”, she wrote, writing about the Kashmir issue.
“Ms Chopra has publicly endorsed this Indian government position and also supported the nuclear threat issued to Pakistan by the Indian Defence Minister”, the letter reads.
She wrote that all of this is completely “against” the principles of peace and goodwill that she is supposed to embody.
” 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 credibility of the UN position to which she has been elevated. Unless she is removed immediately, the very idea of a Goodwill Ambassador for Peace becomes a mockery globally”, it reads.
The letter concludes by requesting the organisation that Priyanka Chopra should be “immediately denotified”.
Earlier in the month, Priyanka Chopra was accused by a Pakistani woman that she was spreading and promoting “nuclear war” between India and Pakistan.