Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai recently made a statement regarding marriage. And her statement has created quite a ruckus in Pakistan. Malala said, “I still don’t understand why people have to get married”. This statement by the young activist did not go well with the Pakistani public.
Actually, Malala Yousafzai recently appeared on the cover of British Vogue. In the cover photo, Malala is wearing a red shirt dress and headscarf with a striking scarlet by Stella McCartney. But what irked the Pakistani Social Media the most, were Malala’s views on marriage.
Answering a question about marriage, Yousafzai said, watching everyone share their relationship stories on social media could get worrisome. “If you can trust someone or not…how can you be sure?”. She further added, “I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?”.
Accused Of Spreading Western Propaganda
After this statement of Malala, there was a stir in Pakistan. She is facing criticism from left, right and center. Some intellectuals of Pakistan accused Malala for promoting the tradition of Western civilization. The situation got so bad that Pakistani fundamentalists started demanding clarification from Malala’s family members.
The leader of Pakistan’s opposition party says that no religion allows this type of partnership. If Malala is advocating it, then her statement is condemnable. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party has defended Malala’s statement. They also said that no controversy should be created on it.
There was so much ruckus in Pakistan about Malala’s statement that people started questioning Malala’s father on Twitter. After that, Malala’s father clarified that his daughter’s statement was being distorted.
Meanwhile, some Pakistanis also came out to support her.
Vogue’s official page on Instagram shared the cover images of the 23-year-old activist. They shared Malala’s look in a ‘forest-friendly viscose and lace shirt’. The magazine wrote, “Even the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history is not immune to the occasional life freak out”.