#NobelPeacePrize Winners From India And Pakistan Become The Talking Point On Social Media

Social media erupts in conversations after news broke out that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai will share the prestigious Nobel peace prize for 2014

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In the last few days, neighbors, India and Pakistan have been witnessing tense moments on the border. Both countries have been at the gun point and as news came today morning that the gun fire has reduced; another major news has come in that both India and Pakistan have been jointly nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

According to reports, child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai will share the prestigious Nobel peace prize for 2014. The two have been named joint winners of the 1.1 million dollar prize for their “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”

The Nobel jury said that 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.” This also shuts the rumor box on the pope and Edward Snowden being tipped as possible winners. While Malala was being considered too young, Kailash’s name wasn’t even making any buzz.

The tireless campaigner for child rights, Kailash Satyarthi belongs to Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh. The electrical engineer turned into an activist at the early age of 26 and in 1983 he founded “Bachpan Bachao Andolan” (Save the Childhood Movement) to fight child labour. His efforts along with other NGOs and activists is believed to have rescued some 80,000 children forced to work in factories and mines in the most appalling conditions.

Talking on the recent development, Kailash has already dedicated the Nobel to the country and further added that he will continue his fight against child rights. PM Narendra Modi has also taken this opportunity to congratulate his efforts.

The 17-year-old, youngest ever Nobel laureate, Malala won the award since the Nobel Committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to education. The committee said Malala who was shot by a Taliban gunman two years ago in Pakistan, when she was on her way to school in a bus, had shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situation.

Malala is yet to share her thoughts and might do so in a short while as stated by the Twitter account Malala Fund.

This big news for both the countries had become the talking point on social media with people congratulating both the winners and at the same time hoping border tensions to reduce. Shared below are some of the curated thoughts from social media: