Malala Yousafzai: An eleven-year-old girl whose resolve succumbed to the Taliban

Jul 12 2019 12:30 AM
Malala Yousafzai: An eleven-year-old girl whose resolve succumbed to the Taliban

Pakistan's 17-year-old social worker Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her victims of a Taliban bullet seeking compulsory education for women. Malala was shot dead by the Taliban on the 9th of This month, demanding that education be made compulsory for women in Pakistan.

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Malala was born in Swat district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in 1997. The name of Walid of Malala is Ziauddin Yousafzai. The Taliban had captured the Swat Valley from 2007 to May 2009. Meanwhile, the girls had stopped going to school due to the Taliban's panic. Malala was an eighth student at that time and her life struggle begins from here. When the Taliban captured the Swat Valley, they banned DVDs, dances and beauty parlors. By the end of 2018, about 400 schools were closed there. Then Malala's father brought him to Peshawar, where he delivered a well-known speech to the National Press titled How Dare the Taliban Take Away My Basic Right to Education? She was only 11 years old then.

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In 2009, she wrote a diary for a private news channel with her pseudonym 'Gul Maize'. In it, he made a full mention of the Misdeeds of the Taliban in Swat. Writing a diary, Malala first came to the world's notice when Ziauddin made her daughter's identity public in December 2009. In 2012, Taliban militants entered a school bus in which Malala was riding and was shot in the head by terrorists, treated the critically injured Malala in Britain and returned to her home, so far Malala had made her mark around the world. Malala has also received several major awards like the International Children's Peace Prize, Pakistan's National Youth Peace Prize (2011) besides the Nobel Prize.

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