Children should stand up and fight for their rights: Malala

Pakistani child rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who will on Wednesday be conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize along with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, has called on India and Pakistan to live in peace.

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014, 20:28 PM IST
Children should stand up and fight for their rights: Malala

Oslo: Pakistani child rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who will on Wednesday be conferred with the Nobel Peace Prize along with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, has called on India and Pakistan to live in peace.

“We should live in peace and have brotherly feelings towards each other,” said Malala in a message for the two neighbouring nations.

“We have to fight against a set mindset in both the countries; we all have to play our roles,” Malala added, stressing on need to have friendly ties.

Speaking exclusively to Zee Media in Oslo, the Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban said children in both the countries are facing a number of problems, including child labour.

“Biggest challenge facing the children in both countries is that they are deprived of education. My message to India is that they should stand with the children,” Malala said.

Children should also stand up and raise voice for their rights, the Pakistani girl said, in a message to her young friends in India.

She also thanked India for support, and said, “I have received a lot of support from India.”

While stressing that Pakistan is her top priority, Malala said she is proud of being a Muslim.