Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai comes to UN – Indian Express.
Impassioned education and women’s rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been threatened again by Taliban militants who have vowed to take her life.
The 16-year-old was shot in the head at blank range by gunmen last year as she caught a bus home from her school in Pakistan.
Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, said: ‘Malala Yousafzai targeted and criticised Islam.
‘She was against Islam and we tried to kill her, and if we get a chance again we will definitely try to kill her, and we will feel proud killing her.’
The death threat comes at a time when Malala’s profile is increasingly in the spotlight.
The teenager has been hotly tipped to take home the Nobel Peace Prize after she was chosen as a favoured choice of Kristian Berg Harpviken, a director of peach research institute PRIO.
The winner of the prestigious award will be announced on Friday.
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WHEN BULLET FAILS AND MALALA WINS
On October 9, 2012, cowardly Taliban gunmen attacked a bus filled with schoolgirls in Peshawar, the capital of KPK, a province of Pakistan. Their aim was to assassinate Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old girl. Though another girl and a teacher were also injured in this dastardly attack.
PROCREATION OF MALALA
While the rascal was aiming at Malala to shoot her down he may not be aware that he is about to stimulate a vicious cycle that tends to produce so many Malalas. In case he knew it he would not have pressed the trigger. Now where there is hope there is Malala. When v talk about educating children of the world, Malala, by default, is conceived in our minds and hearts. Malala lives in every one of us who ever is progressive and hold flag of freedom high in their hands. Today when we talk of Malala its not that we just talk about ‘Children of the World’ but some or the other way we all have started observing and feeling that the Malala that lives in every one of us has awakened.
MALALA – THE ICON OF EDUCATION
Who knows, even, Malala Yousafzai, that one day she will be known as an ICON for the courage, passion and motivation to the entire world. Today’s world, despite divergence of view point and concerns over a creed pertaining to that part of land which she belongs to, love and respect Malala Yousufzai.
WHY TALIBAN TARGETED MALALA?
Educating woman itself is a mechanism that determines the freedom of woman. A freedom of speech or choice or for that matter their rights. Over the past few years, Malala Yousafzai, has become symbol of freedom for women and girls and the struggle against the brutality and repression inflicted by Taliban, in particular, on the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Why, Taliban, targeted Malala Yousafzai? The direct and simple answer to this they could not digest her open opposition and her endeavor to promote education, in particular, for girls. But in the bigger scenario their purpose was to suppress rights of today’s women and keep them deprived of from the jewel of education and ultimately from freedom.
IS MALALA ALONE?
Malala’s stand was for education, progress and the advancement of children of all ages and from all creeds. Today’s entire world stands beside her in this noble cause. She stands for ideals that value girls and women and their equal place in human society.
THE DIGITAL IMPACT OF MALALA
To realize how good her impact is, watch this amazing CNN interview with Malala One can find a very young girl, talking so wise, revealing her fears, her hopes, and her dreams. Her unflinching resolve is evident from her attitude to confront the enemies of education, freedom and justice (i.e. the Taliban). She is unequivocally expressive and on absolute clarity to let the world know what she is all about.
- Malala Yousafzai: The Girl that Changed Pakistan (omtimes.com)
- Not afraid of Taliban threats: Malala (nation.com.pk)