Pakistani actor Armeena Rana Khan and her fiance Fesl have written an open letter to the UNICEF, urging the international organisation to act against its Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Armeena shared her open letter to the UNICEF. In the letter, Khan warned the international body that if they did not take action against Priyanka Chopra, then she would urge the people of Pakistan and its elected leaders to distance themselves from the global organisation.
In the letter, she pointed out how Priyanka had cheered for the war on February 26 when the UN, UNICEF’s parent organisation, was urging both nuclear-armed nations to remain calm.
In the open letter, Armeena questioned UNICEF's continued relationship with Priyanka.
"At the time, many people around the world flagged this up to UNICEF as a concern and asked you to reconsider your relationship with this individual in light of the belligerence of the tweet at a time when many including your parent organisation the UN was calling for cooler heads to prevail. A petition was circulated to this effect. Unfortunately, UNICEF did not respond or issue a statement addressing the concerns of hundreds of thousands, choosing instead to award this individual with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award," she wrote in the letter.
Armeena pointed out the hypocritical stance that was taken by Priyanka Chopra after a Pakistani girl called her out recently at a public event in Los Angeles.
Earlier, Ayesha Malik had called out Priyanka for glorifying war between India and Pakistan.
She said '“You are a UNICEF ambassador for peace and you’re encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan. There’s no winner in this,” said the woman who called her out in the video. “As a Pakistani, millions of people like me have supported you in your business of Bollywood and you wanted nuclear war.”
In response to Ayesha, Priyanka simply trivalized the question and shut the girl saying 'dont yell okay, tell me when you're done venting'
She proceeded to patronisingly say she was “patriotic” and that she was sorry if that offended anyone.
In February, Priyanka had tweeted ‘Jai Hind’, which is the equivalent of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, after India claimed to have conducted airstrikes in Pakistan. She was criticised for praising the Indian Army at a time when people were calling for peace between the neighbouring countries.
The tensions between the two countries have once again flared up following New Delhi’s move to downgrade and reorganise the region of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan decried the move as illegal and announced to downgrade diplomatic ties with India and suspended bilateral trade.
Even Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari tweeted in favour of Pee Cee's dismissal from UNICEF's peace ambassadorship.
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