Prime Minister of India and Pakistan received written letters from fifty nine Nobel Laureates who urged them to “defuse the rising tensions” between the two countries, according to a statement.
This statement said that “A letter signed by the Nobel laureates, under the aegis of the Laureates and leaders for Children – a platform founded by Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarathi – was submitted to India and Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN on Saturday.”
“In the best interest of our children, we, the Laureates and leaders for Children call upon the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to demonstrate wise leadership and exercise immediate restraint at this critical juncture, to avoid any escalation into a full-fledged war, ” the letter stated.
” There is no place for violence, extremism and terrorism in a civilised world. This epidemic has to be uploaded through concrete and time-bound actions. We reiterate the children never create wars but are the worst sufferers. Therefore, we appeal to the two Prime Ministers, faith institutions, media, youth and the citizens of both India and Pakistan to work towards the restoration of peace in the region with utmost urgency, ” the letter read.
Malala Yousafzai, Leyma Gbowee, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Muhammad Yunus, Jose Ramos-Horta, Edvard Ingjald Moser and May-Britt Mose are among those who signed the appeal.