Speaking about Indo-Pak relationship, the 23-year-old said, "You are Indian and I am Pakistani, and we are completely fine, then why is this hatred created between us? The philosophy of borders, divisions, divide and conquer just does not work anymore...as humans we all want to live in peace."
The peace activist said that it was her dream to see the two countries (India and Pakistan) on friendly terms and that people from either side are able to visit each other. "You can continue to watch Pakistani dramas movies, and we -- Bollywood movies."
Stressing on the need to protect minorities in both countries, she also talked about the Internet shutdown in some parts of India and arrests of activists.
Malala also spoke about being displaced in her own country Pakistan , owing to the conflict between the government forces and the Taliban insurgents, her life during this time in a refugee camp and the uncertainty she faced at not knowing when she will be home again.
Referring to her latest book, she spoke about her visits to various refugee camps and how around 80 million girls have been displaced from their homes.
She said that she decided to write the book 'We Are Displaced' to tell the stories of these young girls who lose their homes and who decide to become refugees only for the sake of a safe future as they usually do not have an option. "They are pushed by the situation they're living in to lose their homes and to find safety elsewhere."
When Pragya asked about her source of courage, Malala answered that it stemmed from a want for education and the desire to live a peaceful life.
The young Nobel laureate also spoke on minorities being at risk across the world, and how they needed protection in every country. "Be it Hindus and Christians in Pakistan or Muslims, Dalits and other minorities in India, Rohingyas or Palestinians -- it is not religion, but exploitation of power, it is elites vs poor and minorities."
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