Students of LUMS Don’t Want Malala as Keynote Speaker


Malala Yousafzai Lums

Some of the students of one of the leading universities in Pakistan, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) have reportedly asked the administration to uninvite the Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the famous girl rights activist, from their annual convocation. Their reason for doing so? These students say that Malala is peddling an ‘anti-state’ agenda. 

 

 However not all were disappointed by the choice. Some were rather excited to have her visit. Graduated from LUMS and some who weren’t even from the university were looking forward to the event. 

However, some are of the opinion that being a girls’ rights and education activist isn’t good enough. They argue that she isn’t a good fit because she just graduated from Oxford and doesn’t really have anything to inspire Pakistani students with.

Just like in all other matters, Pakistanis have a lot to say about this too.

The students against the decision of Malala as the keynote speaker wrote to the Vice-Chancellor expressing their disapproval and anger regarding the matter. According to a tweet that came from a professor at LUMS, he stated that:

(The blacklash on the subject matter has) come from army families and that Malala is anti-state.”

They further suggested that instead of Malala, the university’s alumni, the singer  Bilal Khan be invited to grace the convocation.

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