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Malala Yousafzai Tweets Her Anguish Over Burning Down Of 12 Schools, Half Of Them All- Girls

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Always known to speak her  mind fearlessly , the youngest ever Nobel laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai has strongly condemned the burning down of 12 schools, half of them all-girls’, in Pakistan.  She stated that the “extremists” have shown that a “girl with a book” frightens them the most.

The schools were burnt down late Friday by unidentified assailants in coordinated attacks in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan, triggering protest by local residents who sought safety for educational institutions.

Six fresh arrests have been made, four suspects were already arrested, taking the total number to 10, Gilgit Baltistan government spokesman Faizullah Firaq said, adding that the suspects are being interrogated at Darul Tangeer police station.

“The extremists have shown what frightens them most – a girl with a book,” Malala, 21, said in a tweet.

She also called for the rebuilding of the damaged schools in Chilas town, about 130-kilometre from Gilgit. “We must rebuild these schools immediately, get the students back into their classrooms and show the world that every girl and boy has the right to learn,” Malala tweeted.

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