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US lawmakers congratulate Malala for winning Nobel Prize

PTI 15 Nov 2014, 10:02:54 AM IST

Washington: More than a dozen of US lawmakers have introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives congratulating young Pakistani peace activist Malala Yousafzai for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

The youngest Nobel laureate in history, the resolution said honours Yousafzai for her contribution to global education equality and the promotion of peace.

Tabled in House of Representatives on Wednesday, the resolution states that in honouring Malala, it also honours those who have promoted education equality including those individuals who continue to champion the fundamental right of all children to a peaceful education in Pakistan and elsewhere.

Referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the resolution emphasises that violations of human rights in general and the persecution of children specifically are matters of legitimate concern to all nations.

Congratulating Malala on receiving the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize which is awarded for her outstanding achievements, the resolution said her courageous campaign for equal education represents a critically important effort in making the world a more peaceful place.