Mumbai/New Delhi: Even as it remains adamant on not Pakistani artists and sports persons, the Shiv Sena Wednesday, said that they will welcome Noble Peace laureateMalala Yousafzai if she visits India.
“I want to tell all peacemakers in India that the Shiv Sena and Saamna has appreciated the efforts and the struggle carried by Malala against terrorism in Pakistan. If Malala comes to India, Shiv Sena would also welcome her,” Shiv Senaleader Sanjay Raut told Indian local channel ANI.
“People like Kasuri and Hafiz Saeed spread terrorism and violence against India whereas there is a small girl like Malala, is still fighting against terrorism and has won the Nobel Peace Prize for the same,” he added.
The Shiv Sena’s stand on Malala comes amid their strong protest against Pakistanis visiting.
Ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, former Pak minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri and PCB chief Shahryar Khan had to face Shiv Sena wrath in recent days.