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Tehrek-i-Taliban, who attacked Malala have been sentenced to 25 years in jail

Malala Yousafzai who has won Nobel peace prize was once shot by militants when she was just 14 years of age while she was returning back from her school which is located in Swat District in Pakistan. These 10 Taliban militants have been sentenced to 25 years of jail. The attack on Malala which happened in 2012 and it was done by Tehrek-i-Taliban who are militants from Pakistan and they took the responsibility that they did the act. Malala is a child activist who was campaigning, that a girl child should be educated. She is now 17 years of age and a renowned name across the globe for her brave acts in a Muslim nation where girls are considered to be under the control of a man.

The punishment was announced by ATC which is in Swat District and it comes under Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The judgment was given after hearing the trail to the accused and all 10 were found guilty and thus punishment was given. Dawn, one of the newspaper of Pakistan gave out the names of the 10 guilty militants i.e. Salman, Bilal, Shaukat, Zafar Iqbal, Zafar Ali, Israrullah, Adnan,Izhar, Irfan, and Ikram who belonged to the Malakand division and were arrested by army. While recollecting the horrible incident, Malala said that two men who had masked themselves came inside the school bus and began firing after enquiring about her. Then Pakistani army men had arrested all the 10 men who were involved in the said attack where they had injured 2 of Malala’s classmates Shazia and Kainat. Police had identified another militant Ataullah Khan, but he had not been on the list of the 10 convicts. Malala is a brave girl who survived the gun attacks on her body, where one bullet had hit her head and later she was treated in the hospital for months and thus recovered from the injuries.  Doctors had removed a bullet from her head and later she was taken to Britain for brain trauma treatment in Birmingham hospital. In 2013 her name also came in the list of “100 most influential people in the world.”

by Sushma Javare.