Nothing Right about Right To Education


Nothing Right about Right To Education

We Demand Protection of this Right for ALL Children

 

 

The horrifying news of attack on Malala Yousafzai – the young champion for girls education – cannot but be received by utter disgust and despair. Even in this day and age where modernization and diversity is celebrated, an innocent 14 year old is in actual danger of losing her life only because she has spoken for her fundamental right to education. Article 25A of the constitution of Pakistan not only recognizes education as a fundamental right, but it clearly declares free and compulsory education provision being the responsibility of the state! So what will the state do when a child claims her right? Will it be so easy for the extremist fractions of our society to mercilessly shoot girls like Malala right in the head when they raise their voice against injustice and for education of girls?

 

 

The Taliban have bombed and destroyed numerous girls’ schools audaciously over the past few years. Their actions against humanity – especially their atrocities against women and young girls – can no longer remain a mundane happening of everyday life. We, as members of the civil society and strong advocates of Right to Education for ALL profoundly condemn the actions of Taliban against the Right to Education for girls leading to the attack on Malala Yousafzai’s life. We urge the state to take immediate action against the culprits and protect all children, especially children like Malala who have raised their voice against injustice. We want immediate cessation of terrorism around education and learning sites; the places where our defence ought to be most effective and foolproof.



A contributor for The News/Geo blogs


  • Anonymous

    “We, as members of the civil society and strong advocates of Right to Education for ALL profoundly condemn the actions of Taliban against the Right to Education for girls”

    Concurring with you on this point, may I also propose that The same condemnation should also be extended unequivocally to ALL those preventing girls’ education in rural Punjab and Sindh (not being in the same eye of the storm as other two provinces!).

  • Zahid Hussain

    education is light and everybody likes this. how we will come to know about its important/ clearly with education we are blessed either?????? too many question marks….. love for edu. and one thing which is important is that we must educate people provided equal standards.

  • adnan

    how many peoples are died in every day but media have not to talk about this topic but when malala was insured every media was covering malala incident photo why media have to talked about allot of innocent people are dying in karachi but i want to tell to the media that malala have liked president obama this is very sad news that malala have liked president obama. i do not defend malala

  • Najam Zia

    Go Malala. Hope you struggle brings a better state for our daughters and sisters in that country full of brutal maniacs.