New Delhi: Unicef response to the online campaign to remove Priyanka Chopra as UN Goodwill Ambassador for Peace may come as a shock to Pakistan. UNICEF clearly stated that they have no concern with what any Goodwill Ambassador personally says.
While speaking to reporters on Thursday, UNICEF Secretary General Antonio Guterres spokesman Stephen Dujarric said on a question related to Priyanka Chopra that when the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF has a personal opinion, he has the right to speak on such issues that affect them. Their personal views or actions do not necessarily reflect UNICEF. But when they speak on behalf of UNICEF, we hope that they take care of the unilateral and authentic position of UNICEF.
Regarding the roles of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, he said – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors are special individuals who volunteered their time and public image to promote the rights of children. Let me tell you that during the Balakot airstrike, Priyanka wrote Jai Hind on her Twitter, referring to the Indian Army.
On the basis of this same tweet of Priyanka, online petitions are being signed by Pakistani elements to remove her from the post of Goodwill Ambassador. At the same time, Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shirin Mazri had sent a letter to the UN, demanding Priyanka Chopra to be removed from the post of UN Goodwill Ambassador For Peace, proclaiming her a war supporter.
After this letter of Shirin, Indian users trolled fiercely and gave a befitting reply. A user wrote that everyone knows what reputations of Pakistan are in the UN. This letter of Pakistan has been expressing frustration and disappointment of Pakistan. Another user wrote that this shows how much you and your government are shaken by the incident in India. First of all, you should examine human rights. This will benefit you more.