Nobel Peace prize goes to India’s Kailash Satyarthi, Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai

New Delhi: Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai are the joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014.

Nobel Peace prize goes to India’s Kailash Satyarthi, Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai

Satyarthi, 60, runs Bachpan Bachao Andolan, an organization on child rights that has freed over 80,000 children from various forms of servitude and helped in successful re-integration, rehabilitation and education.

Malala stared death in the face when Taliban gunmen shot her in the head in 2012, but she survived and became a symbol of triumph over adversity. The famous advocate for girls’ education continues to fight for their right to go to school, putting her at odds with the Islamist militants.

The two South Asian activists beat Pope Francis and Edward Snowden who were being pitted as favourites to win the coveted honour.

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