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Malala Yousafzai,Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi, India win Nobel peace prize 2014

Malala Yousafzai,Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi, India win Nobel peace prize 2014

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Yousafzai, aged 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner by far.

Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai were picked for their struggle against the oppression of children and young people, and for the right of all children to education, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.

The award was made at a time when hostilities have broken out between India and Pakistan along the border of the disputed, mainly Muslim region of Kashmir - the worst fighting between the nuclear-armed rivals in more than a decade.

"The Nobel Committee regards it as 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," said Thorbjoern Jagland, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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Comment by Balamurali Balaji on October 11, 2014 at 4:55

This Nobel has brought Peace and Pride to both India and Pakistan. Border tensions must go peacefully now.

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