Pakistan court sent 10 men to jail for life for the shocking attack on the 15-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai was attacked in Swat valley in 2012. Malala was head-injured in her school bus by the Taliban extremists…
Pakistan court sent 10 men to jail for life for the shocking attack on the 15-year-old activist.
Malala Yousafzai was attacked in Swat valley in 2012. Malala was head-injured in her school bus by the Taliban extremists despite warnings about the huge risk she was in, while taking part in the campaign for the defense of children’s rights. She was even awarded the Nobel Peace Award for her contribution in the campaign.
One of the attackers was identified as a 23-year-old terrorist, Ataullah Khan, but fore some reasons, he wasn’t among the 10 sentenced men. Also, a couple of militants that boarded the bus and shot Malala weren’t among the 10 sentenced people. The fate of these people still remains uncertain.
According to the official statement, Taliban head, Mullah Fazlulah, is behind the attack. By his order, Malala’s bus was stopped and several men entered the vehicle. After asking ‘Who is Malala?’, they started shooting at the girl and seriously injured her. Two of Malala’s friends were also hurt in the accident.
Fortunately, Malala survived the attack after being treated in the UK and currently lives with her relatives in Birmingham, being afraid to go back to Pakistan because of death threats.
Swat valley in Pakistan was under Taliban control from 2007 to 2009. At that time, 11-year-old Malala started her diary of “Life Under Taliban” that later grew into the campaign, defending children’s rights. When the horrible accident happened, Swat valley was cleared of most of the gunmen, but people were still afraid to speak openly.