Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner

Published: October 10, 2014
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Malala Yousafzai. PHOTO: AFP

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Malala Yousafzai. PHOTO: REUTERS Joint winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. PHOTO: @NobelPrize Malala Yousafzai. PHOTO: AFP

OSLO: The Nobel Peace Prize went Friday to 17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi for their work promoting children’s rights.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize saying that peaceful global development can only come about if children and the young are respected.

Malala is the youngest person to be awarded the globally prestigious annual prize.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated teenage education campaigner Malala Yousafzai on winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling her the “pride” of his country.

“She is (the) pride of Pakistan. She has made her countrymen proud. Her achievement is unparallelled and unequalled. Girls and boys of the world should take the lead from her struggle and commitment,” he said in a statement.

A number of congratulatory messages came pouring in as soon as the announcement of her win was made. The messages can be viewed here.

“The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism,” the Nobel committee said in a press release which can be viewed here.

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education,” the jury said.

The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland, announces that education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, Indian anti-child labour activist have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 at the Nobel Institute in Oslo on October 10, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

Malala Yousafzai — who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 — was recognised for fighting for years for the right of girls to education, showing by example that children can contribute to improving their own situations.

“This she has done under the most dangerous circumstances,” the committee said.

“Through her heroic struggle she has become a leading spokesperson for girls’ rights to education.”

It also said that the prize recognised work by Satyarthi to head various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain.

“Children must go to school and not be financially exploited,” the committee said.

“In conflict-ridden areas in particular, the violation of children leads to the continuation of violence from generation to generation.”

She is the second Pakistani to become a Nobel laureate after Abdus Salam who also shared the prize in 1979 with US nominee Steven Weinberg for physics.

On July 12, 2013, Malala gave a powerful speech at the UN which can be viewed here.

There was no clear frontrunner ahead of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement, with a Russian opposition newspaper, Tunisia’s democratic leadership, Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis among a record number of candidates.

As in previous years, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjoern Jagland, will reveal the laureate’s name at 0900 GMT at the Nobel Institute in Oslo.

The Nobel committee considered a record 278 candidates, but only those made public by their sponsors have been named.

The Nobel committee’s deliberations continued almost until the last minute and a decision wasn’t reached until last week, public broadcaster NRK reported.

The broadcaster, which sometimes but not always has been able to predict the winner, wrote on its website that Tunisia’s powerful UGTT workers union and President Moncef Marzouki were among this year’s favourites.

“Union can beat out Malala tomorrow,” it wrote on its website.

The UGTT was nominated for its role in Tunisia’s democratic transition, brokering political negotiations that resulted in a post-revolution constitution being signed.

Marzouki, a secular ally of the moderate party Ennahda, was chosen as president in Tunisia’s first election since dictator Zine El Abidine was toppled in 2011.

Pundits have also suggested that individuals or groups from the Russian opposition could be a popular choice for the Nobel Committee.

“Russia’s policy in Ukraine, annexing Crimea and questioning borders, but also the way the Kremlin treats dissenters cannot be ignored by the Nobel committee,” said Antoine Jacob, author of a history of the Nobel prizes.

For the Nobel committee president Thorbjoern Jagland, “sanctioning Moscow would… be a way to prove that he acts independently, since (Jagland) is (also) the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, which counts Russia as a member,” Jacob told AFP.

Co-founded by Mikhail Gorbachev in 1993 with part of his peace prize money, the pro-democracy Moscow newspaper Novaya Gazeta has been tipped as a possible laureate.

It is one of the few independent media outlets left in Russia and has seen several of its journalists murdered, including Anna Politkovskaya who exposed huge human rights abuses in Chechnya.

Pope Francis has become a bookmakers’ favourite for speaking out on poverty.

“Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless,” the first Latin American pope argued in an exhortation last year.

Experts have cited Edward Snowden, the former intelligence analyst who revealed the extent of US global eavesdropping, as an outside candidate.

However, most experts say he would be a controversial choice for the 878,000-euro ($1.11-million) award.

Pakistani girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, a favourite last year, is once again being mentioned by observers although many say her young age makes her a somewhat less likely choice for the committee.

It could also increase the terror threat against the 17-year-old, who pushed Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan to meet with the parents of hundreds of girls who were kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram.

Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), a leading peace prize analyst and one of the few to publish a shortlist, put the peace group Japanese People Who Conserve Article 9 — which wants to maintain the Asian country’s anti-war constitution — in first place.

“We may have come to think of wars between states as virtually extinct after the end of the Cold War, but events in Ukraine and simmering tensions in East Asia remind us they may reappear,” he wrote.

Among the other main contenders  was  favourites were Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, also tipped last year, who has treated female victims of sexual violence for the last 25 years, and the human rights activist Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, who was released from prison by the Russian-backed dictatorship in June.

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Reader Comments (132)

  • Oct 10, 2014 - 2:11PM

    So politics win again!

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  • wiserneighbour
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:14PM

    congratulations to both of you.Show the right path to your countrymen! let your tribe prosper to fill sane thoughts in insane minds,amen!

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  • Ahmad
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:16PM

    Congratulations!!!!

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  • Adnan
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:18PM

    What a downer! Nobody knows about this fellow Kailash and by doing this the Nobel committee has minimised Malala’s extraordinary achievments instead of celebrating them. Shame!

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  • kay
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:18PM

    I think sharing the prize with Indian is political just to keep indians cool over a Pakistani win.

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  • James
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:18PM

    Congrats both…….let’s see what Mr. Ansar Abbasi and Orya Maqbool Jan has to say about this………

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  • just_someone
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:20PM

    Congrats to her.
    Glad to see a Pakistani get it, even if it wasnt Edhi Sahib…

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  • Ali
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:20PM

    Proud of you Malala… Doesn’t matter if people call you Yahoodi saazish !

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  • Muhammad Raza
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:21PM

    Well deserved and makes me proud as a Pakistani. I remember when I had first heard the news of a innocent and beautiful young girl Malala being hit by Taliban and I thought as if I would suffocate in the my hotel room at Karachi. It was after a long time that I had tears in my eyes. That is when I wrote my first article and pledged that I will fight back. Good for you Malala and thank you Norwegian Nobel Committee. We owe you.

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  • Muhammad Raza
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:22PM

    Well deserved and makes me proud as a Pakistani. I remember when I had first heard the news of a innocent and beautiful young girl Malala being hit by Taliban and I thought as if I would suffocate in the my hotel room at Karachi. It was after a long time that I had tears in my eyes. That is when I wrote my first article and pledged that I will fight back. Good for you Malala and thank you Norwegian Nobel Committee. We owe you.

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  • Abdullah
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:24PM

    Congaratulations to Malala. West had to justify its 12 -year war in Afghanistan and Pakistan.That how important it was to bomb to save women and children.

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  • Prakash
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:25PM

    Congratulations to both of them, and to India and Pakistan.

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  • Hopeless
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:25PM

    Proud Moment for Pakistan!

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  • Sami
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:26PM

    I regard Malala for her initial efforts, but, later she represented political preferences of west. She speaks for them and they honoured her. Nothing of surprise for me.

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  • bahaha
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:26PM

    NEOCON NOBEL PRIZE. indeed.

    The committee diminished itself

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  • Hasan
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:27PM

    Proud of you Malala. But why sharing a prize with a lowly Indian which nobody knows and cares about. Malala alone deserves this prize.

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  • Khanistan
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:27PM

    Finally, something Pakistan can be proud off

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  • ModiFied
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:29PM

    What a wonderful news for India and Pakistan making it together. Hope joint celebrations take place.

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  • Maazrat ke saath
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:29PM

    An Indian and a Pakistani win a joint Peace Nobel, while there is shelling going on, on both sides. Still needs to be celebrated.

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  • salman
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:29PM

    Yo go girl. Congrats to her, her family, people supporting her and entire Pakistan. Very good news.

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  • Iqbal Ahmad
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:29PM

    Why not Abdul Sattar Eidhi ?. A girl living in UK, instead of Pakistan winning Nobel Peace Prize. Is this a JOKE ?

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  • Analyzing Pakistan
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:29PM

    I know it must he very traumatizing for pakistani “intellectuals” and “senior media anchors” , who think that they are the world’s envy !

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  • Haider
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:33PM

    Wow….Congratulations to Malala and fellow Pakistanis

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 2:33PM

    Not only the Nobel Peace Prize, let India and Pakistan share a peaceful future…Congrats Malala and Mr. Satyarthi!

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 2:34PM

    UN mouthpiece. What has she done for betterment of female education in Pakistan? Ans: Nothing! Zero.

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  • Aqeel
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:34PM

    Congratulations Malala. You have made us proud. Thank you.

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  • Joke
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:34PM

    Her father deserved it more for plotting the drama.

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  • Asad Shairani
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:35PM

    Most Pakistanis would rather see Islamic militants as Pakistani representatives than a schoolgirl.

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 2:36PM

    Heartiest Congratulations!

    With warm regards + best wishes

    Sameen Ahmed KHAN
    Engineering Department
    Salalah College of Technology,
    Salalah, Sultanate of OMAN.

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  • zach
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:36PM

    Wow. this is grand. I hope Malala, you’d come back and work for Paksitan as well.

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  • Fayez
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:37PM

    Some good news for Pakistan at last. Cheers

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 2:37PM

    i donot see Malala has done peace work for pakistan. She is living abroad does not plan to comeback to pakistan. I still see no peace in pakistan.

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  • BlackJack
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:38PM

    Congrats to both India and Pakistan. Glad to see that the efforts of those who work for others wellbeing is rewarded.

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  • Queen
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:39PM

    Congratulations Malala for making us proud!!

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  • Bilal lakhani
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:40PM

    Well deserved! Malala is a shining beacon and source of immense pride for all Pakistanis wherever they are. Excellent choice by the Nobel Committee

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 2:40PM

    despite getting peace prize for year I don’t see any hopes of peace in pakistan.

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  • Kolsat
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:40PM

    Now you claim mallala to be yours after you guys failed to kill her. Even now no comments so far here. I congratulate her for her courage and efforts. Well done.

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  • SK
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:41PM

    So its like toe west’s line and you get everything….. will like to know single real effort Malala made for peace

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  • Shakaib
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:43PM

    She got the prize for her contribution in propaganda of defaming islam on international levelRecommend

  • Muslim Leaguer
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:43PM

    This is a great news for all sincere Pakistanis except for the Malala-haters led by confused Taliban Khan’s blindfolded followers.

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  • Indian Wisdom
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:44PM

    Congrats!!!
    This is some good news for India and Pakistan after the heated exchange at the borders!!
    This sort of competition and cooperation towards common issues and goals is something which we should cherish and look forward to.
    Big achievement for both of the countries……………..

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  • mohsin
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:44PM

    wow

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  • mayukh Mukhopadhyay
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:45PM

    Doesn’t this makes Malala Yousafzai (age 17) the youngest person to win a Nobel prize. Till now, this position was held by To date, Lawrence Bragg was the youngest Nobel Laureate, having received the award at the age of 25 for Physics.

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  • Fish Mooney
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:46PM

    Kailash who?

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  • an indian
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:46PM

    I think it is god’s message for India and Pakistan to make peace together with each other please stop voilance on the borders please…god bless India and pakistan

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  • WB
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:50PM

    Congratulations to Malala. Pakistan should welcome her back, give her protection and use her accomplishment to further the rights of girl child in Pakistan.

    India should also use Malala’s stature in India as a poster child for children’s rights.

    Congrats to Satyarthi for doing such wonderful job. It’s strange that he wasn’t so celebrated in India up until now.Recommend

  • Vijay
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:50PM

    In my opinion the commettee has lowered the bar for Nobel peace prize by deciding to confer this award to Malala. I felt the same when Barack Obama was choosen for Nobel Peace prize in the recent past.

    With due respect to young Malala’s courage & I feel that things have happened to her. She got into the fame when some Taliban commander fired bullets to the then 11 year old for not obeying its whimsical orders against girl child education. Malala must be appreciated for mustering up the courage against Taliban (which Pakistan govt could not do till now) & she truelly is an shining symbole/ambassador for girl child education in the world. But what has she exactly done for the world peace to secure a nobel prize ?

    If there is a young girl (or boy) who has been attacked for defying an illegal & un-ethical dictact, the kid should be awarded bravery awards which can inspire all young & adult people. But this does not qualify for a Nobel Peace prize, at all.

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  • Aysha M
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:51PM

    Congratulations Malala, you are chosen by the powerful. May you live a life of free will and be a person of your own mind.

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 2:54PM

    we need peace not prizes!!

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  • Awaam
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:54PM

    Congrats Malala, you are the pride of PakistanRecommend

  • Stranger
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:54PM

    Marhaba !!! Once in a life time situation – Both Ind and Pak are sharing something . BTW I still dont know what that Malala has done . I have nothing against a child but hers is a case of too much too soon .

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  • R.A
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:55PM

    Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To
    UNITED INDIA
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  • Fact is Fact
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:55PM

    Now Pakistan must own her and respect the respect given (to Pakistan) respectfully :)

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  • Candid1
    Oct 10, 2014 - 2:59PM

    Congratulations, Malala! You rock, girl, you are the future we want for Pakistan,

    P.S. Who is Kailash Satyarthi?

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 3:02PM

    Proud of her..Recommend

  • Fatima
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:02PM

    Congratulations!
    No matter how many conspiracy theories people make in Pakistan fact is she was an innocent girl shot in the head. Any person in her place, would utilize international opportunities available like her.

    This will help in raising the issue of violence against women in Pakistan

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  • Fatima
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:03PM

    Congratulations!
    No matter how many conspiracy theories people make in Pakistan fact is she was an innocent girl shot in the head. Any person in her place, would utilize international opportunities available like her.

    This will help in raising the issue of violence against women in Pakistan and might place pressure on the government to take these issues seriously.

    Go Nawaz Go

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  • Rizwan Ul Haque
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:03PM

    We are proud of Malala. Indians must open their eyes and see our young sister Malala who took bullet injuries on her head in the fight against terror. And remember, this fight is not only for survival of Pakistan, but for India too.

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  • shariq
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:04PM

    What about Afia Siddiqi (Ph D), double standards, only vested interest for Americans.

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  • Fareed isb
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:06PM

    Western intelligentsia gone mad. I can already see the wry smile on her father’s face.

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  • ak
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:08PM

    This news makes me so so very happy.

    Brace yourselves: haters are coming to this comment thread.Recommend

  • Multan
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:09PM

    Proud moment for Pakistan, Your cause for spreading education will prevail. Jiyee Malala!!!

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  • Danyal Ahmad
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:11PM

    Pride of Pakistan….

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  • Sofia Khalid Mian
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:11PM

    A small young lady , but a huge person !

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  • lkhan
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:12PM

    Absolutely delighted, Malala deserves much more. Her single minded dedication to a very noble cause – the rights of all especially girls to equality and education; that coming from a country that seems always in crises, lacks the rule of law and basic human rights, speaks very highly of her. Three Cheers!!!

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  • King
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:12PM

    We’re all very proud of you, Malala!

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  • Umair Rafique
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:15PM

    Congratulations!

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  • Murtaza Nadeem
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:15PM

    Great Malala!

    We are proud of you. We Love you. You are daughter of Pakistan.
    May Allah bless you and protect you always.

    With love from:
    Murtaza Nadeem

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  • Syme
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:16PM

    Her message is education and she represents the resilience and courage.
    Congratulations everyone.

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  • Umar Riaz.
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:20PM

    Proud moment for Pakistan. 2nd overall winner in 67 years of history. Congrats to Malala and all Pakistanis.
    Please no conspiracy theories. Just savor the moment.

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  • alia ijaz
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:21PM

    wow. so proud of you

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  • Rahul
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:21PM

    Pakistan should be truly worried now. That’s an Indian saying that. :)Recommend

  • Asif
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:21PM

    We are proud of you .. You made nation proud ..

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 3:23PM

    Today we have won prize but not peace!!

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 3:27PM

    Mubarak ho! Shabash! Viva! Ole! Malala you won our hearts earlier on and now you have brought even more compassion and warmth to our hearts. May Allah Almighty bless you so that you carry your mission even further. Ameen. Salams

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:31PM

    Congratulations to our Princess. May Allah give her more strength to fight against enemies of Pakistan and Islam..

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  • Aseem
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:34PM

    Congratulations Malala! Congratulations Pakistan!

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  • ali sindhi
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:43PM

    lots of respect and congratulation on what you achieve at such young age and this is just a start, hope you achieve more n do wonders for deprive womens of developing world by just raising your voice.

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  • Adeel Abbas
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:44PM

    I am so proud on you Malala. Not because you are a Pakistani, but because of you showed great bravery even when you were too young. In Pakistan, many senior journalists could not dare to speak against the oppressors as you did. Well Done. You did a great job for humanity.

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  • Fatima Yasmeen
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:45PM

    Another happy day for me and a great day for both India and Pakistan. Its nice to see that India and Pakistan share Nobel Peace Prize. A hearty congratulations to Malala Yusufzai, Kailash Satyarthi and all Indian and Pakistani citizens. I hope this news brings peace at the border. Also, it should serve as an inspiration to support and carry forward the noble work done by these two great persons from South Asia.

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  • Saqib
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:45PM

    Congrats Malala.This is well deserved. The little lady stands up for millions, gets shot, still going on. She is a real hero, for all of us.Recommend

  • An Indian
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:47PM

    May their tribe grow and sow a ray of peace and hope between two nations

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  • Sneha
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:48PM

    @Adnan:
    @kay:
    Kailash is a child right activist who has been fighting against child labour and financial exploitation of children since “1980’s “. Malala joined in “2012”.
    Kailashs and his organisation has so far done servitude,rehabilitation and education of over 80,000 children. It has also led govt to form laws and be proactive against child labour and financial exploitation. He is famous for his “Bachman bachao aandolan” “children belong in schools not factories” protest and global marches in peaceful democratic Gandhian way against govt and businessman unlike in other countries like Syria where use to violence to get what they want is common.
    So please before questioning look into person’s background and achievement and international awards for his work and contribution before you make fool of yourself. You have google, use it.

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  • Martand
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:51PM

    @Adnan:
    Sir allow me to say that Malala’s case is of sympathy more than anything else, a speech at UN and surviving a killing attempt under care of british doctors.
    Look up at how much work kailash satyarthy has being doing for decades before judging the decision.

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  • vasan
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:55PM

    Congratulations to both the winners. Hope all Pakistanis accept this as a great honour and work for the cause for which Malala suffered.

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  • PK_pride
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:56PM

    Hooray for South Asia! This is a proud day for both Countries! To all those complaining about “sharing” the prize with India and Malala being an “agent of the West” – get over yourselves! These people are agents of hope in a troubled region, let’s focus on that!Recommend

  • Arsie
    Oct 10, 2014 - 3:57PM

    Congratulations! Great news for Pakistan. Great news indeed

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  • Dr.A.Jagadeesh
    Oct 10, 2014 - 4:08PM

    Hearty Congratulations Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi for winning 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for 2014.17-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai is the Youngest Nobel Prize Winner surpassing Lawrence Bragg who won Nobel Prize in Physics at the age of 25.
    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

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  • Moiz Omar
    Oct 10, 2014 - 4:11PM

    Congrats!!! Pakistan is proud of you.

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  • Abdur Rehman
    Oct 10, 2014 - 4:11PM

    Congrats Malala! God bless you!

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  • Rasheed
    Oct 10, 2014 - 4:16PM

    Great News! Congrats to Malala and Kaylash.

    For the country, a time to mull over the somber national ethos; Two Nobel Prize winners from Pakistan: One declared Non-Muslim and the other a Heretic? Both had to leave the motherland! Both earned accolades from the world and disgrace from their own country?

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  • certitude
    Oct 10, 2014 - 4:26PM

    Attending grand meetings and writing prose worthy books don’t compare with the real efforts that bring peace. I don’t see peace or any such similar thing in the horizon because of MYZ.

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 4:28PM

    I think this is a political drama.. there are hundreds of people who are doing good things in pakistan.. Mala has nothing done such a good thing, the only reason for her fame is that she has just got exposure on media.. Why abdul sattar edhi is not being awarded with nobel prize.. Does Mala’s efforts are better than Edhi Sahib..

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  • goggi (Lahore)
    Oct 10, 2014 - 4:35PM

    Heartily congratulations dear Malala and dear Kailash!

    That both of you are from our subcontinent, is a multifold happiness and joy!

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  • Bewildered
    Oct 10, 2014 - 4:47PM

    When I heard the news, my first reaction was “who is this Mr. Kailash”? Interestingly though, even Indians don’t know who Mr. Kailash is, or what has he done worthy of Nobel Prize. That is why Times of India has to put a special intro of him “Who is Kailash Satyarthi?” on the top part of the news. I am sure even Edhi sahib is more well known to world, and Indians, for his life long humanitarian services than Mr. Kailash (not to discredit in any way what Mr. Kailash has accomplished).

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 5:20PM

    congrats first of all 2nd nicew to be promoting peace india nd pakistan together through one forum which will brin peace and prosperity to both countries which is much needed mamla is an icon so is the other guy i would like to see them joining jhands an launch a joint venture anything wjcih helps children and brings their rights to forfront and justice is done to them.we need more such icons and what we need most is peace and open-mindedness ipray that they may go a long way in keeping things together and both countries are in drire need of growth and prosperity
    news is very heartening what is more heartening is the closeness it is potentially breathing down our throats as nations india and pakistan.
    she becomes only the second pakistani to get nobel first being dr.abdusalama for physics who ill treated due to his releigion when gen zia was ruler and women could not even dream of coming outside and at public forums like television.salam was an ahmadi community member an active one with them which caused unrest within molvies and zia was fed with information a religious notion that his tenure is in danger as an ahmadi or qadiyani as molvies call has shot to fame purely due to his excellence in the subject as salam/s research combined weak nuclear force with electric and magnetic force hence uniting 3 out of 5 major forces with gravitational and strong nuclear left out and stands the same today in 2014.
    but what stands as a reality is discrimination.political injustice and religious fanatacism and persecution of minorities minor sects and minors. children for whom malala and indian activist jointly stand for is rights of children the facts and figures suggest rape victims surface every now and then in media mostly children.religion is as swiftly used as possible to incite hatred mosques give logstical cover for terrorists where they tay have food freshen up and regroup to attack the sects and mindsets they oppose or dont confirm to.
    lastly i would like to say zia with ordinanace 20 bhutto with 2nd amendment and 8th amendment to the 1973 constitution has intesified the gravity of harassment killings of minorities in motherland pakistan.imran khan or other inqilabies do not talk o f lawas against ahmadies the discrimination s rife and incidents surface one after the other in a time line fashion gujranwala befor eid salam’s community 4 persons killed lost lives one was in mother’s womb
    my question is does a fairy tale story of malala bring any hope for the masses at large to stop cruelty or it is a long forgotten story that ahmadies shias and christians are 2nd grade citizens in a coutry heading towards massive dichotomies and massive political as well as religious polarities as strong as to cripple the nation for the next generation and then genration after it and the one after it for 67 more years atleast.
    for me no hope except for imran but recently he notioned out atif mian a top economist ranked 16 out of 25 top economists of the world under age 45 a professor at princeton.on making him future foreign minister haq and sach tv correspondannts approached imran about basically reconsidering his decision in which they succeeded big time anothe rblow to pakisatn how many blows will pakistan bear i n the coming years is the disgracing question that is there to haunt us the optimism is no where from no quarter we see a changed voice or attitude nor do we have a charismatic leader we have any he is knive afraid and surrounded by an atmosphere which according to him is a status quo religious status quo political status quo satus quo minset..
    long live pakistan long live peace and freedom political religious individual freedom of all kind indeed

    LOVE FOR ALL HATRED FOR NONE

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  • Prashant
    Oct 10, 2014 - 5:26PM

    Congratulation to Malala. You are the role model of all women and girls who are deprived from right to education. You are the voice of oppressed women and girls around the world.

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  • meer
    Oct 10, 2014 - 5:31PM

    UN mouthpiece. What has she done for betterment of female education in Pakistan? and what about other mail childerns? and those girls and women abdacted and rapped in pakistan

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  • Manish
    Oct 10, 2014 - 5:32PM

    For all those questioning who this kailash is and how he received an award. We’ll he saved 80000 yes u read it correct eighty thousand kids from the clutches of child labor in his lifetime. Does he deserve the prize ..absolutely. Does Malala deserves the price …certainly. Except we never disowned our noble lauriete or called him a puppet of west and Jew and to those who ask who kailash ? We’ll your the one who is ignorant…congratulations to both

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  • Tarique Hussain
    Oct 10, 2014 - 5:46PM

    You have done us proud Malala and especially the people of Swat. I hope and prey that you will live a long and happy life and go on to bigger and better things to make this World a little better than you found it

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  • salim
    Oct 10, 2014 - 6:01PM

    Pakistan’s flag flies high. She did indeed spread the message on education worldwide.

    But most regretfully a number of “sour grapes” here.

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  • Mega
    Oct 10, 2014 - 6:35PM

    @Rasheed: “both left their motherland and disgrace to their own country?” Huh? Sorry Kailash lives in Delhi, he didn’t have to leave india for any foriegn country. And sorry he’s not looked down upon in our country. He’s won countless indian awards and regularly features in tv shows and documentary. We don’t shun our problems. We embrace it and fight it out to finish and that’s how we have succeeded to eradicate many ills and diseases. Want proof? Satyamev jayate show. It shows india’s problems and how we can solve it. Maybe it’s time you should have show so that people that side dont blame such bright people as shame/blot on country.
    @Bewildered:
    Sorry we don’t know edi Sahab no idea what he does. And btw indian media eg – india today put “who’s malala?” Too, because General people here are not aware much of any such figures indian or foreign. Star power works here that’s why you see most causes taken up by Aamir,Sachin,and countless celeb getting tv screen space, ordinary achiever get side shadowed due to big country too much news to cover in mins,Recommend

  • vikas sharma
    Oct 10, 2014 - 6:54PM

    congress both..st..–malala & 2nd —–kailash

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  • Thotatum25
    Oct 10, 2014 - 7:30PM

    @Fish Mooney:
    Before commenting, you could have easily googled Kailash. He is a well-known fighter for the rights of children. He has been instrumental in pushing a number of laws to protect children under 18.

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  • Aam Aadmi
    Oct 10, 2014 - 8:08PM

    The Nobel Prize for Malala is a big slap on the face of Imran Khan & his blindfolded mureeds!

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  • M Ilyas
    Oct 10, 2014 - 8:41PM

    Im sorry, but I disagree with this farcical award. Malala Yusufzai didnt do anything for promoting education at any time. She got shot for writing blogs for the BBC, viewed as suspicious by the Swati Taliban. This prize was denied to genuine nominees like Abdul Sattar Edhi, Anita Ghulam Ali and Asma Jahangir, Pakistani patriots who really did something worthwhile. This only shows that by becoming slaves of the West, you can win any material rewards.

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  • csmann
    Oct 10, 2014 - 9:02PM

    This is a befitting slap in the faces of Malala-haters-cum-Taliban-sympathizers, self-styled and self-promoting anchors,and politicians,and emasculate men picking on young and brave girls to spew their venom on.They must be eating their heart out,and deservingly so.
    Congratulations to this brave girl who has the courage to stand up against the killers of over 50,000 Pakistanis-a feat many of her critics can’t accomplish together.
    Congratulations to Mr. Sayarthi-the savior of oppressed children.We see children working in odd jobs daily,and don’t bother for a second as to their plight.Only people like him has the heart and courage to stand up ,and be counted.This will sure raise the conscience of the nation/s against child labor.
    It is time to celebrate the brave amongst us,and try to follow in their footsteps.

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  • Nadera
    Oct 10, 2014 - 9:22PM

    Congratulations and Blessings to one of the bravest young lady of Pakistan we salute you and your noble quest

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  • Oct 10, 2014 - 10:42PM

    “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai

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  • Jawaid
    Oct 11, 2014 - 12:26AM

    @James:
    Not mention that Imi Khan will be dismayed over the brave girls victory over his beastly Taliban buddies.Recommend

  • Jawaid
    Oct 11, 2014 - 12:31AM

    @Vijay:
    Shame on you. You smell of jealousy, consumed by the green eyed monster. Dont understand who allowed your comment on ET website.

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  • Weirdity
    Oct 11, 2014 - 8:34AM

    @bahaha: “NEOCON NOBEL PRIZE. indeed. The committee diminished itself”
    Yes. They should have given the Nobel peace prize to IK for all his efforts for Naya Pakistan including the very very peaceful entry his supporters made into PTV building. What has the world come to!

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  • Weirdity
    Oct 11, 2014 - 8:36AM

    @Adnan: “What a downer! Nobody knows about this fellow Kailash and by doing this the Nobel committee has minimised Malala’s extraordinary achievments instead of celebrating them. Shame!”
    Correct! I was waiting for this sort of comment from a Pakistani. Thanks!

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  • Shabir
    Oct 11, 2014 - 10:01AM

    Kailash spent a life time for this cause, and rescued 80, 000 kids. Malala was just a victim, she has since made some speeches. Congratulations to both, even though Malala does not yet deserve it.

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  • Wizarat
    Oct 11, 2014 - 10:11AM

    Malala and Kailash both deserve to be congratulated for the recognition by the Nobel Committee.
    Malala’s parent needs to be congratulated for their upbringing of this gem of a daughter. They taught her to read and write, they taught her to be brave; They also have her realize that the Pen is mightier than the Sword.(http://bit.ly/wizarat_10)

    Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Yousafzai.

    And all this happened in Swat, Pakistan.

    Maybe there is still hope for Pakistan.

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  • Samsaam ali baig
    Oct 11, 2014 - 10:45AM

    Special congratulation to sister Malala,Really your struggle for education is respectable..

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  • aisha
    Oct 11, 2014 - 12:23PM

    God knows why half of share given to that indian whom I came to know first time by this prize news.

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  • Valhalla
    Oct 11, 2014 - 12:32PM

    She must be very rich now. Firstly, she got 3 million to write her autobiography, and now the Nobel prize. If she is really as great as media make her to be, she must donate much of that amount to her charity organization.

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  • Anwar
    Oct 11, 2014 - 12:33PM

    Extremely well deserved!!!

    To the naysayers, there are countless people in India who could’ve deserved it too, but Kailash Satyarthi got it and most Indians seem to be happy about it. But our people are a bunch of negative retards, anti-everything. Anything good comes our way, we spit it out looking up in the air and guess what, whatever we spit out falls back on our faces.

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  • shah
    Oct 11, 2014 - 3:24PM

    @Aam Aadmi:
    How Imran Khan Congratulated Her Warmly and Insafeans Have Never Indulged In Conspiracy Theories

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  • Hami
    Oct 11, 2014 - 3:41PM

    Congratz Malala. Proud of you!

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  • Oct 11, 2014 - 6:19PM

    @kay:
    Probably. Tells you how influential we are.

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  • Oct 11, 2014 - 6:21PM

    Can Malala come home to accelerate her win? The answer would be a resounding No. She will be dead meat the minute her aircraft lands on Pakistani soil. Kailash Satyarthi lives in India and he will celebrate his Nobel Prize on the soil of his Mother India,

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  • Michael
    Oct 11, 2014 - 9:35PM

    A seventeen year old girl who’s bigger, better and braver than any Islamic extremist or terrorist in the world.

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  • [email protected]
    Oct 12, 2014 - 9:13AM

    Politics are everywhereinfluencing nobel prizes

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  • kishorekishoran
    Oct 12, 2014 - 9:15AM

    Nobel prizes influenced by US

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  • Kamran
    Oct 12, 2014 - 10:48AM

    Congrats Malala, sorry Imran Khan you banned her book in KP as usual IK weak personality.

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  • Ahsan
    Oct 12, 2014 - 1:36PM

    Congrats Malala, Congrats Pakistanis. Extremist mind set lost. Freedom and liberty won.

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  • John
    Oct 15, 2014 - 11:17AM

    If head shot is required for noble prize than I dont want it :D

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  • Oct 15, 2014 - 5:32PM

    @Manish:
    no one is questioning Mr.Kailash’s credentials if any one does he clearly needs a breath of fresh air.i doubt that any body can second guess kailash’s nobel winning feat after seeing a his his resume which speaks volumes,of his ability,of his pasion and his value as an activist in due favour of children’s rights.An enormous contributor to some 80,000 plus nascent souls whose lives have seen only one positive feeling named Kailash–happily everafter when he met them their lives have been completely transformed.Kailash has not only seen their miseries fly away but has undoubtedly won millions of hearts by producing some 83,000 smiling faces!
    Anyone against him is against philanthropy and children’s rights and may be has a grudge in his heart which is evidently depicted coutesy some hate agenda on his mind.i pray for all children across the board regardless of nations,origins and religions and i also pray for all grevious souls may they all be granted peace in this world and the worlds to come!

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  • Nov 10, 2014 - 5:35PM

    Congratulations to Malala. Well deserved and makes us proud as a Pakistani. She is a shining beacon and source of immense pride for all Pakistanis. We believe Malala winning the Nobel Peace Prize will revitalise Pakistan’s education.

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  • Nov 23, 2014 - 10:13PM

    Congratulations Malala,you are proud of Pakistan,You are chosen by the powerful.

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