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Malala and Kailash win Nobel Peace Prize


10 October 2014 09:45 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

At 17, Malala is the youngest recipient of the prize.

The teenager was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for campaigning for girls' education.

The Nobel committee said the pair was awarded the prize "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people".

Mr Satyarthi, 60, has maintained the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and headed various forms of peaceful protests, "focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain," the committee said.

This year's record number of 278 nominees included Pope Francis and Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, although the full list was kept a secret. (BBC)

  Comments - 14

  • Aso san Friday, 10 October 2014 10:14 AM

    congratulations Little lady.
    You are the pride of Asia

    Jack Friday, 10 October 2014 10:30 AM

    Congratulation's Malala, you deserve this Noble price for your noble cause. Wish Ganasara is next in line

    Waco Friday, 10 October 2014 10:34 AM

    Congratulations to both of you.

    kotik Friday, 10 October 2014 04:09 PM

    Useless fact this has to be awarded to organizations try to give comfort to millions of suffering people specially in African continent. via DM Android App

    Rachel Friday, 10 October 2014 04:44 PM

    Malala will go down in history as a child fighting for the rights of girl-children. May she be an encouragement to all who believe in freedom not only for education but FREEDOM from all kinds of suppression.

    Kumari Friday, 10 October 2014 11:17 AM

    Hardly anybody knows about Mr. Satyarthi; Malala appeals to the West.

    Don Friday, 10 October 2014 11:18 AM

    I lost faith in Nobel

    Sylvia Haik Friday, 10 October 2014 11:57 AM

    Kotik. Perhaps you'll be happy if the Peace Prize was awarded to Baghdadi the leader of IS for beheding the journalists in Syria.

    Ryan Friday, 10 October 2014 12:15 PM

    This was given to Obama as well. Bloody jokes!!!

    MagodisThuma Friday, 10 October 2014 12:15 PM

    Jayalalitha Won The NoBail Prize !

    Fassey Friday, 10 October 2014 12:15 PM

    Congratulations Malala,you are a brave girl!

    Muthyavan. Friday, 10 October 2014 07:07 PM

    Congratulations Mala continue you fight for freedom not only for the education for the women libration too. via DM iPad app

    mount Friday, 10 October 2014 08:00 PM

    WESTERN CHOSEN a pretty small ACTRESS.

    Kumar Gunarathnam Sunday, 12 October 2014 12:02 AM

    Wimal Weerawansa well deserves the Nobel peace price

    He help defeat the LTTE terror and western conspiracies like Obama and Hillary.

    He is modernizing the colombo
    City. He had made beautiful a bus stand near parliament.

    Chirang Jayathu.
    Long live mother land.

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