A federation of private schools in Pakistan has observed a day of protest against the children’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai, claiming her book offended Islam.
The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation observed an “I am not Malala day” on Monday with press conferences, seminars and marches against Yousafzai, the Express Tribune reports. The federation’s president, Mirza Kashif Ali, denounced Yousafzai’s book, I am Malala, and its criticism of official bans against against novels considered to be offensive to Muslims, including works by Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasrin.
“It is clear that Malala has nexus with Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasrin, and also has alignment with Salman Rushdie’s ideological club,” Ali said in a statement.
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