Malala Yousafzai Returns To Pakistan Home Town For First Time Since Attack. Twitterati Give Mixed Reactions

4:08 pm 31 Mar, 2018

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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.


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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.

However, it is not yet clear if the now 20-year-old would visit the Swat area due to security concerns.

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“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.

 

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.