On September 14 when Nobile prize winner Malala Yousafzai showed concern over Kashmir’s restriction, BJP’s MP Shobha Karandlaje did not spare her and asked her to speak up for the minorities in Pakistan.
Malala in a series of tweets talked about the restriction in Kashmir valley and the difficulties faced by the people, especially school children. Malala quoted a Kashmiri girl in one of her tweets: “The best way to describe the situation in Kashmir right now is absolute silence. We have no way of finding out what’s happening to us. All we could hear is the steps of troops outside our windows. It was really scary.”
As Malala is an education activist, she focused more on impact of children’s education in Kashmir during the restriction.
Malala even urged the United Nations General Assembly to intervene into the matter and help the children go back to school.
On this, Shobha Karandlaje who represents Udupi-Chikkamaguluru Lok Sabha constituency asked Malala to speak against the "forceful conversion and persecution of minority girls" in Pakistan. This was in reference to conversion of a Sikh girl in Lahore.
The restriction in Kashmir and tension between India and Pakistan were observed after the abrogation of Article 370 that made the Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories from a state.
Although, the noble prize laureate asked United Nations to intervene into the matter, India, earlier, has categorially told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 was an internal matter.