Malala Yousafzai nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai has been nominated for Nobel Peace prize by members of Norwegian parliament. Members of legislative assembly Fredy de Ruiter, Gorm Kjernli and Magne Rommetveit, have sent her name to the Norwegian Nobel Committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize. All the members belong to ruling Labour Party.
Ruling Labour Party has updated her profile on their website. Website describes Malala Yousafzai as “A Pakistani pupil and blogger who attained global fame when she was shot in the head by Taliban in October for criticizing the militant group on her blog. She was engaged in children’s specially girl’s right to education”.
Group of Legislators who filed her nomination are convinced that she must receive this prestigious award for 2013 because of her daring fight against extremist forces in her homeland and because of her commitment for girl’s right to education. Malala Yousafzai has become an icon in fight against negative forces those are against democracy, gender equality and human rights.
Malala Yousafzai rose to global prominence through her online diary on BBCurdu.com. Through her diary she kept world community informed about militancy and status of education in her hometown Swat. She has also unleashed the power of social media to get her message heard by a global audience. She was attacked by Taliban in October last year while going back from school.
Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai received widespread global condemnation. Campaigns were initiated to get her nominated for Nobel Peace prize. Nomination of Malala Yousafzai by members of Norwegian Parliament is quite significant and could influence the decision of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.
The sad part of the story is that she has been nominated by Parliamentarians of third country rather than by legislators of his homeland Pakistan. This speaks volumes about preferences of Pakistani Government and legislators.