Canadian Minister Jean-François Roberge faced the flak of people on social media over a picture alongside Malala Yousafzai over her headscarf.
Quebec's education minister posted a picture with the Nobel laureate, where he shared that the two of them discussed over "access to education and international development."
Responding to a question, the Minister of Canada in a tweet said that if the Pakistani education campaigner wants to teach in the Canadian province, it would be an honour, however, like in other 'open an tolerant countries, teachers can't wear religious symbols while exercising their function'
The young educationist was shot in the head by Taliban in Pakistan in 2012 for daring to go to school despite their resistance for girls' education, following which she was given asylum by the United Kingdom and since then she has claimed international fame for the same cause.
In June, Quebec passed secularism legislation preventing civil servants, who are in the position of 'authority' from wearing religious symbols like a turban or Hijab during work.
Netizens were quite evidently furious with the response, here are the reactions: