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Article 370 fallout: Pak now upset with Priyanka Chopra, writes to UNICEF demanding removal from UN role

A Pak minister has lashed out at Chopra for her pro-India stand.

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Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 04.33 PM IST
Article 370: Pakistan demands UN to remove Priyanka Chopra as goodwill ambassador
Article 370: Pakistan demands UN to remove Priyanka Chopra as goodwill ambassador
Diplomatic tension following the scrapping of Article 370 from the Constitution by the NDA government has further precipitated between India and Pakistan. The constitutional clause that provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir was removed on August 5.

Now a Pakistan minister has filed a complaint against Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and sought her removal as the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador.

Shireen Mazari, Pakistan's Human Rights minister took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a picture of her letter to UNICEF on the matter. In the letter, Mazari lashed out at the 'Quantico' actress and alleged that she endorsed the Indian government's position on Pakistan and supported the nuclear threat issued to Pakistan.

Mazari, in her letter, went on to call the BJP government policy a 'Nazi doctrine of ethnic cleansing, racism, fascism and genocide.' While referring to Chopra's statements supporting nuclear action, she reiterated that Chopra is undermining the credibility of her position in the UN.

She wrote, "Sent letter to UNICEF chief regarding UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace Ms Chopra."

Earlier, the 'Baywatch' star made news when she was called a hypocrite by a young Pakistani woman at the BeautyCon Event in Los Angeles. At the event, a girl questioned the actress about a tweet where she congratulated the Indian Air Force for launching an attack at the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot. While reiterating that the actress is a Goodwill Ambassador for peace, the girl questioned Chopra for promoting nuclear war. In response, the 'Aitraaz' actress requested the girl to not yell and that she, like all others, needs to walk on a middle ground.

Chopra was named the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December, 2016.
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