Remove Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador for Peace, writes Pakistan's human rights minister to UN

File image of Priyanka Chopra. Photograph:( Yogen Shah )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 21, 2019, 04.16 PM (IST)

Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has written a letter to UNICEF asking for the removal of Indian actress Priyanka Chopra as its Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. 

In a lengthy letter, Shireen mentioned that Priyanka’s stand on India issuing nuclear war threat to Pakistan and her public stand on the Kashmir issue is “against the principles of  peace and goodwill that Ms Chopra is supposed to uphold as a UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace.”

The letter states that it “undermines the credibility of the UN position to which she has been elevated.”

Read the full letter here:

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The issue goes back to when Priyanka was called a “hypocrite” by a Pakistani woman named Ayesha Malik at the BeautyCon Event in Los Angeles as the woman questioned her support for war being a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN. 

Priyanka had tweeted in support of the Balakot Air Strikes that took place on February 26. She had written “Jai Hind!” and tagged the Indian Armed Forces.

To the outrage by the Pakistani woman, the actress had said in the event, "Are you done venting? Okay. 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."

Priyanka was since then being trolled by the Pakistani fans worldwide who didn’t like the way she responded. 

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In a long letter to the UNICEF, Pakistan Minister for Human Rights, Shireen M Mazari wrote that her "support for war, including a nuclear war, undermines the credibility of the UN position to which she has been elevated."