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Protest against naming college after Malala

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Arab Today, arab today Protest against naming college after Malala

Mingora - AFP

Angry Pakistani girls protested yesterday against the renaming of their school after shot teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, saying the move would make them a target for militants. Around 150 students boycotted classes at what is now the Government Malala College for Girls in Saidu Sharif, in the northwestern Swat Valley, tearing up and stoning pictures of the 15-year-old, accusing her of abandoning Pakistan by going to Britain for treatment. The Pakistan government has renamed numerous schools in honour of Malala, who was shot in the head by the Taleban in October for championing girls\' education in Swat and is now recovering in a British hospital. The students at what was previously known as the Government College for Girls said they had repeatedly asked the principal to remove the plate with the new name, fearing it would invite the attention of militants. Potential target \"We came out when the principal finally refused to accept our demand,\" student Shaista Ahmed said. \"We feel the college would be the potential target of militants. \"I joined others who chanted slogans against Malala and pelted stones on her picture because she had left the country to settle abroad. We are poor, we cannot afford it and we will suffer because she has fled to Britain.\" Very angry Local government official Niaz Ali Khan told AFP the protesting students were \"very angry and aggressive\" and tore up a portrait of Malala which the authorities had erected on a college wall after the Taleban attack. \"The students ended their protest after we promised to convey their demand to the authorities,\" he said. Student Mah Noor, 19, said: \"Malala herself is in Britain but other girls will remain in Swat. She will not come back to Pakistan, then what is the need to rename the college after her?\" Malala first rose to prominence aged just 11 with a blog for the BBC Urdu service in 2009 in which she described life in Swat during the bloody rule of the Taleban. Taleban hitmen shot her on her school bus in Mingora, the main town in Swat, for the \"crime\" of campaigning for girls\' rights to go to school, but she survived after surgery in Pakistan. Sent to Britain She was sent to Britain for further treatment and her courage has won the hearts of millions around the world, prompting the United Nations to observe a \"global day of action\" for her last month. Malala\'s father Ziauddin Yousafzai, a former teacher and headmaster, has been appointed UN adviser on education. Nearly three quarters of young Pakistani girls are not enrolled in primary school and the number finishing five years in education has declined, a new UN and government report showed Wednesday. The findings expose the miserable state of education for millions in Pakistan, where the Taleban shot 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai in the head in October to silence her campaign for the right to an education.

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