Mathira criticises Malala for ignoring Kashmir
A few days ago, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate Malala joined Twitter trolls by comparing the design on her dress to the camera of the new iPhone.
The tweet stated: Is this just a coincidence that I wore this dress on the same day as Apple iPhone 11’s launch,” said the Nobel laureate on Twitter.
People all over the world thought Malala was hilarious…and of course, it is rare to see a Nobel Peace prize winner come up with such witty remarks. The Pakistani star Mathira on the other hand, had a critique of her own. She was not pleased with Malala’s tweet and her question was simple yet thought provoking: Why hasn’t Malala spoken about Kashmir on social media when she can post about the new iPhone?
@IamMathira is disappointed that @Malala took the time to post about an #iPhone but has not yet raised her voice over the #Kashmir Issue or the recent #PriyankaChopra controversy. #MalalaYousafzai posted a story, trolling Apple’s new #iPhone11 and it’s triple camera feature. pic.twitter.com/eQXs2DM6a8
— GlamourFist (@GlamourFist) September 11, 2019
If many of us hadn’t thought of this before, we are all thinking it now. WHY has Malala remained silent about Kashmir? Sure she doesn’t live in Pakistan nowadays, but does that excuse her from ignoring atrocities occurring in Kashmir? Some people on Twitter even questioned why the activist on female education was turning a blind eye to the girls in Kashmir who were being deprived of basic education due to the ongoing curfew.
Consider this, as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, isn’t it her job to speak about issues concern human rights violations? Simply talking about things doesn’t change anything immediately but if influential figures like Malala continue to bring the idea of peace to the forefront, people are more likely to take notice of the cause.
The question remains, why is Malala mum and has she begun to sing a different tune after being recognised as an international figure? If that is the case, we wish she had never gained so much popularity to begin with. It’s the lost lives of Kashmiri’s that matter more to us than the pride Malala has brought to the country in the past.