Clinton hopes Malala attackers will be brought to justice
Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said Pakistan`s young children had every right to go to school and hoped the militants who attacked a teenaged activist -- for promoting girls` education -- will be brought to justice.
Malala Yousufzai, 14, the Pakistani peace activist who spoke for the need for girls` education was shot in the head by Taliban militants in Swat Valley.
She was first attended to by Pakistani military doctors and was transferred to the UK for prolonged medical care.
"I think that the people of Pakistan are saying what needs to be said so eloquently now that children, boys and girls, deserve to go to school; they deserve to have the chance to make the best of their God-given potential, to make a contribution to their society," Clinton told the NBC news.
"Any country that doesn`t stand up against extremism in order to protect its children has to really take a hard look, and I think that`s what`s happening in Pakistan," she said.
"I certainly hope so because there are so many thousands of young girls who deserve to go to school, who deserve to have an education, and those who are committing these terrible acts of violence need to be brought to justice," Clinton said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Panel discussion on Vishal Dadlani's controversial tweet on Jain monk
- Panel discussion on Vishal Dadlani's controversial tweet on Jain monk - Part II
- Essel Group Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra honoured in Haryana
- Watch: Essel Group Chairman Dr Subhash Chandra addresses people of Haryana
- India successfully test fires futuristic Scramjet Rocket Engine
- Islam doesn't allow women to visit graves, Haji Ali Dargah is one of them: Chairman
- Davis Cup: India to host Spain under flood-lights
- India, US eye bilateral trade worth $500 billion: Report
- GST, reforms to boost bilateral trade with India, address biz climate issues: US
- REVEALED: Gianni Infantino says FIFA salary less than USD 2m, well below Sepp Blatter earned