Rest of the World News

Netizens Call Out Canadian Minister's Hypocrisy After He Shares A Photo With Malala Yousafzai. Here's Why

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

Hack:

  • Quebec's education minister posted a picture with the Nobel laureate
  • The young educationist was shot in the head by Taliban in Pakistan in 2012

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'

READ| Ahead Of Book Release, Malala Yousafzai Engages In Backstage Banter With Comedian Trevor Noah Before Her Appearance On 'The Daily Show'

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. 

READ| Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh Lashes Out At Canada For Continued Support To Khalistani Movement, Says 'agencies Failed To Act'

Netizens were quite evidently furious with the response, here are the reactions: 


 

DO NOT MISS