HRD Ministry Glorifies Anti-India Activist Malala Yousafzai, Later Backtracks After OutrageMalala Yousafzai (Wikimedia Commons)

The Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank led Human Resource Development Ministry earned the ire of Twitter users on Thursday (2 January) after glorifying activist Malala Yousafzai who was instrumental in peddling anti-India agenda over Kashmir, post the Article 370 abrogation.

This is what the HRD Ministry tweeted.

Tweet glorifying Malala Yousafzai
Tweet glorifying Malala Yousafzai

The quiz which is purportedly part of an “identify the author series”, glorified Malala by calling her a “famous female author who is a Nobel prize winner and an activist defending the right to education for women”.

It may be recalled that soon after the abrogation of Article 370, Malala had slammed the precautionary restrictions in the state by alleging that it was hampering girl child education, and also peddled lies in the process. She had also attempted to stir up hysteria over Kashmir and had been called out by alert social media users.

Thus in light of such a stance taken by Malala, various twitter users wondered why the HRD Ministry chose to glorify her.

As the twitter outrage began to gain momentum, the HRD Ministry realised its mistake and proceeded to delete the tweet.

It may be recalled that a few days ago the official twitter account of PIB had posted in favour of Jamia’s violent protesters, in a purported case of “employee mistake”

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