Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai Win Nobel Peace Prize
Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai will share the prestigious Nobel peace prize for 2014 for promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent.
The Nobel jury said the two have been awarded for their “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”
The jury also said it was “an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism.”
Mr Satyarthi, who runs the “Bachpan Bachao Andolan”, had maintained Gandhi’s tradition and headed various forms of protests and demonstrations, all peaceful, focusing on the grave exploitation of children for financial gain, the committee said.