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Malala gets married

In June, activist spoke of valuing partnership over marriage

Nobel laureate and rights activist Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday night announced that she had tied the knot. “Today marks a precious day in my life,” she wrote in a Twitter post. “Asser and I tied the knot to be partners for life. We celebrated a small nikkah ceremony at home in Birmingham with our families,” she announced, asking people for prayers.

The 24-year-old wore a tea pink outfit paired with simple jewellery. Her husband, Asser Malik, is the general manager of the PCB’s High Performance Centre. He wore a simple suit and matched his tie to her outfit. Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai also posted on Twitter about the news. Her friend also posted pictures from the nikkah featuring a beaming Malala

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In an interview to Vogue in June, Malala spoke about valuing partnership over marriage. She discussed her friends all finding partners but not being sure what she wanted herself. “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.

“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?” she had said. Well, it looks like Malala has found her partner and we couldn’t be more glad for her.


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