Mumbai: Global star Priyanka Chopra on Wednesday congratulated the newly wedded Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, all the ‘joy and happiness’ of married life as the 24-year-old Pakistani human rights campaigner tied knot Asser Malik in a small nikkah ceremony at her Birmingham home.
Malala, on November 09, took to her twitter account to announce that she has begun a new chapter of life by taking sacred vows with Asser Malik in a small nikkah ceremony at her Birmingham home. Taking to her Instagram story, Priyanka retweeted the activist’s gorgeous wedding picture on her handle and wrote, “Congratulations @malala Wishing you so much joy and happiness. You are an absolute vision!!”
The female education right activist, who was shot by the Taliban for daring to want an education, posted pictures from her wedding ceremony on the micro-blogging site, on Tuesday, with Asser Malik and her family.
“Today marks a precious day in my life,” Yousafzai wrote. “Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.”
Today marks a precious day in my life.
Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families. Please send us your prayers. We are excited to walk together for the journey ahead.
📸: @malinfezehai pic.twitter.com/SNRgm3ufWP
— Malala (@Malala) November 9, 2021
Yousafzai was targeted by the extremist outfit, Taliban, for her relentless objections to the group’s regressive interpretation of Islam that limits girls’ access to education. She was shot while returning home from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley in 2012.
Seeking medical treatment, she went to Birmingham and her family eventually joined her. She went back to school as soon as she could and kept campaigning for the right to an education for others.
Malala became the youngest Nobel laureate when she shared the 2014 Peace Prize with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi for their work on behalf of children and education rights.
She graduated from Oxford University in 2020.