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Malala’s non-belief in the institution of marriage sparks debate back at home

Malala’s non-belief in the institution of marriage sparks debate back at home!

The world’s youngest Nobel prize laureate and now an Oxford graduate made into headlines once again for featuring on the British Vogue.

However, her remarks related to marriage in the cover story interview have left many back at home disappointed leaving the internet in frenzy.

The latest interview covered multiple topics of interest including politics, culture, dupatta, social media activism, life, and media.

But the marriage-related comments have caught more attention back at home, where there is so second thought about living with a partner without wedlock. Not acceptable religiously or socially!

23-year-old Malala who was born in a Muslim family hailing from Mingora, the largest city in the Swat Valley, KP said, “You know, on social media, everyone’s sharing their relationship stories, and you get worried…If you can trust someone or not, [and] how can you be sure.”

Malala Yousifzai’s parents had an “arranged love marriage”, went on to say, “I still don’t understand why people have to get married. If you want to have a person in your life, why do you have to sign marriage papers, why can’t it just be a partnership?”

“My mum is like, ‘Don’t you dare say anything like that! You have to get married, marriage is beautiful,” said Malala.

The 2014 Peace Prize winner will feature in the July 2021 issue of British Vogue – which will be available on newsstands on 4 June.

Here is how social media reacts to her comments related to marriage:



Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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