Pakistan is demanding that Indian actress Priyanka Chopra be dropped as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, saying that her “support for war” and the Indian government amid heightened tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir makes a “mockery” of the position.
In a letter addressed to UNICEF Executive Director, Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister asked for the 37-year-old former Miss World to be immediately denotified from her role.
Chopra was accused of aggressive patriotism and showing “support for war” by publicly endorsing the Indian government’s position on Kashmir, a disputed region that is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan.
Earlier this month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced it would strip autonomy from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The move provoked a fierce reaction from Pakistan and demonstrations in support of Kashmir around the world.