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Pakistan Files Petition Against Priyanka Chopra Seeking Her Removal As UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador

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| March 3 , 2019 , 15:32 IST

Global icon Priyanka Chopra found herself in the midst of a crisis after upsetting a huge number of fans with a tweet in which she seemingly cheered for war, amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

An online petition, which seeks her removal as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, was filed against Priyanka because she was not acting like a Goodwill Ambassador and took sides in the recent clash between nuclear powers, India and Pakistan.

According to media reports, several online users signed the petition after she posted a patriotic tweet, hailing India and the Indian Armed Forces for the surgical strikes which were carried out by India on Pakistan on February 26, 2019.

“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 reads on website Avaaz.org.

Earlier, Priyanka also met with immense censure by Pakistani actress Armeena Khan who called the actress out for endorsing war.

Armeena also stated that the next time Priyanka speaks up for peace and goodwill, people should remember her hypocrisy.

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The surgical strike was conducted by India against Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), a terror training camp in Pakistan. It was a retaliation to the Pulwama terrorist attack on February 14 which cost the lives of more than 40 CRPF jawans.