Nobel Peace Prize

SouthViews No. 113, 14 October 2014

Malala got the Nobel peace prize; here’s why Nabila won’t

By Staff, Firstpost of India

Last week, the Nobel Peace Prize committee announced two winners: Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi for their struggle for the rights of children. While for most Indians K Satyarthi’s name was a bit of a mystery, Malala was already a widely known international figure, her personal story documented on magazine covers around the world. The celebration of Malala in the West has long inspired conspiracy theorists who view her as a CIA stooge — and that she is now the youngest recipient for the Nobel Peace Prize is likely to prove more fodder for the same. But you don’t have to be paranoid to ask the question raised by Murtaza Hussain in Al-Jazeera: What about Nabila Rehman? (more…)


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