Bollywood-turned-Hollywood diva Priyanka Chopra, is not just a moviestar but also the brand ambassador of UNICEF. However, an online petition has been filed against the actress recently for putting out a tweet in support of India when the Indian Air Force ran a covert air-strike in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and decimated several terrorist camps in the region.
Priyanka tweet didn’t say much other than ‘Jai Hind’ but incidentally that was enough. The authors of the online petition claim that Priyanka is not acting like a Goodwill Ambassador because she took sides in a political conflict between two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan, even though, she is an Indian by birth and an Indian citizen.
Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces 🇮🇳 🙏🏽
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 26, 2019
The petition also claims that Priyanka’s choice of words in her tweet – ‘Jai Hind’ is a Hindu phrase which translates to ‘love live India’ and according to them an ambassador has to remain neutral during a political conflict.
“War between two nuclear powers can only lead to destruction & death. As goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, Priyanka Chopra was supposed to stay neutral & peaceful but her tweet in favour of Indian arm forces after they invaded Pakistan airspace shows otherwise. She doesn’t deserve this title anymore.” – the petition read.
Any guesses who started the petition? None other than some Pakistanis. The petition so far has over 2,000 signatures, however, according to a report in TMZ, UNICEF hasn’t put out any official statement on the matter. Add to that, Priyanka Chopra too is yet to react on the issue.
Are or were you really Unicef goodwill ambassador? I really don’t know how an artist can praise military actions and especially while being an ambassador of UN. I don’t think this world could ever see peace when peacemakers love wars. #NoWar #PakistanIndia
— Atif Tauqeer (@atifthepoet) February 26, 2019
That’s a shame! I feel bad for Indian citizens honestly! Sense must prevail on that side of the border! With all disagreements with Pakistani media, they actually did played a positive role all this time!
— Mirza Ahmad (@MirzaAhmad19) February 27, 2019