The 19-year-old said:
“Kashmiris are trapped in weeks-long curfews. Many schools have been closed because security forces commandeered schools, keeping children away from their classrooms. The Kashmiri people, like people everywhere, deserve their fundamental human rights. They should be allowed to speak, communicate and congregate freely. They should live free of fear and repression.”
“Dozens of unarmed protesters have been killed and thousands wounded, including hundreds of people blinded by pellet guns used to put down demonstrations in recent months,” she was quoted by Dawn newspaper and Geo news channel.
“I call on the United Nations, the international community and India and Pakistan to work together with utmost urgency to right these wrongs, providing the people of Kashmir with the dignity, respect and freedom they deserve,” she added.