Malala Yousafzai’s homecoming is the latest buzz on the internet, as the Nobel Peace Prize winner has returned to her country Pakistan for the first time since the Pakistani Taliban shot her in the head in 2012 over her advocacy for girls’ education and opposition to Islamist militancy. Ms Yousafzai now lives in the UK.
In 2007, The Pakistani Taliban took over much of the valley and banned girls’ education, killed people, and flogged women to enforce their harsh interpretation of Islamic law before the Pakistani army drove them out in 2009.
Her family’s home region of Swat once used to be a militant stronghold, and she was attacked on a school bus there when she was just 15 years old.
“At this very moment girls and women are leading movements for education and equality around the world. At this very moment survivors of violence, harassment and discrimination are coming forward and pushing for justice. At this very moment voices silenced for too long are being heard.” — Malala Happy #IWD2018 to courageous girls and women around the world.
However, it is not yet clear if the now 20-year-old would visit the Swat area due to security concerns.
“When I gave my first talk… I just could not stop my tears. It is emotional. I’m just so happy to be home and to put my feet on this land again,” Malala contended in an interview.
Amid a tight security operation, a helicopter carrying Ms Yousafzai landed nearby her family home in Mingora. Malala will also be speaking at an all-boys school outside of the town. Her trip to her homeland is expected to go on for the next three days. As per a report, officials from her Malala Fund group are travelling with her.
When Malala was just 11-years-old, she started writing an anonymous diary about life under the Taliban for BBC Urdu. In a small period of time, her diary gathered attention.
She wrote extensively about militant suppression and also campaigned the right to education for girls in Pakistan.
Malala began her global #GirlPowerTrip to meet with girls around the world and hear their stories. Each girl has a unique story to tell — and their voices are our most powerful weapons in the fight for education and equality. In April, she visited the U.S. and Canada. This month, she was in Iraq and Nigeria. Up next? Latin America!
Her public speaking drew the attention of the Taliban militants who were active in the region. Malala’s homecoming is now being discussed by people on twitter. Let us see some mixed reactions.
— Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 28, 2018
Each time we meet is a pleasure, but today was emotional, unique and symbolic. Love this photo I got of @Malala on a happy and memorable day and one she has looked forward to #MalalaYousafzai #MalalaInPakistan #MalalaComesHome #Hope pic.twitter.com/048sqN8nUW
Advertisement— Samar MinAllah Khan (@SamarMinallahKh) March 29, 2018
(Photo source: Buzzfeed) pic.twitter.com/S0Faas5nDB
— Rabia Mehmood – رابعہ (@Rabail26) March 29, 2018
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) March 29, 2018
Know Your Real Heroes
This is whaeed khan
He was shot 8 times on his ace and other parts of his body in APS attack
Still goes to the same school #Malala #malalayousafzai #MalalaInPakistan pic.twitter.com/yM2mj9Fcl4
— K H A N (@born___Soldier) March 29, 2018
we dont want her here in our country,, why would we welcome her?? any 1 reason ?? she has done nothing for #Pakistan,, except labelling our homeland as terrorist country, a country not save for girls education,, just for 💸💸💸 #MalalaInPakistan
— Osama Tariq (@Osama_Tariq_) March 28, 2018
— Haider Mahmood (@haidermq) March 29, 2018
#MalalaInPakistan spee ghapee karwan rawan wee. May peace always rise high.
— Aimal Wali Khan (@aimalwali) March 29, 2018
— GD Kh▲n🔥 (@GDKhan357) March 28, 2018
Around 10:30 PM today, I shall be coming on Channel 7 to speak on the “return of Malala” and her CIA dad. #MalalaInPakistan , in her entirety, is a CIA project.
A stupid girl & her ambitious agent father being used by hostile secret services in dark sinister games..
a fake icon
— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) March 29, 2018
— Ismat K (@ismat_911) March 29, 2018
— Maleeha Manzoor (@MaleehaManzoor) March 30, 2018
— Hania Baloch 🌐 (@HaniaSays) March 28, 2018
I heard Malala is landing in Pakistan & can’t understand the hostile attitude??? #MalalaInPakistan
— Raja Tahir (@rajatahir90) March 28, 2018
I welcome #MalalaInPakistan despite of fact tht she was preferred 4 Noble price over Edhi Sb
I welcome @Malala despite of fact tht She preferred 2 live abroad rather thn serving Pakistan
I welcome Malala despite of fact she rarely raised voice agnst Indian atrocities in Kashmir
— J.J (@JazminJaed) March 29, 2018
A brave girl, @Malala who left the country with closed eyes while critically injured but she is now visiting her beloved country with open eyes & on the top of it she has become more powerful & unstoppable. #MalalaYousafzai #MalalaInPakistan pic.twitter.com/WVzNU0n2f7
— Shad Begum (@ShadBegum) March 29, 2018
— Iqra S Nomani (@iqranomani) March 29, 2018