Pak teen activist Malala nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Posted on: 10:29 AM IST Feb 02, 2013 IST
New Delhi: Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance who was shot at has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Fifteen-year-old Malala was targeted for promoting girls' education.
Malala was shot by Tehreek-e-Taliban gunmen at point blank range as she travelled on a bus to school on October 9, 2012. The award will be announced in early October, but the deadline for nominations expired on Friday.
Among other reported nominees are jailed Belarusian human rights activist Ales Belyatski and Russian Lyudmila Alexeyeva.
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