“It’s not true, media quoted her statement out of context,” Malala’s father


Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai defended her daughter and said the media shared her statement regarding marriage out of context.

Taking to Twitter, an Islamic cleric from Peshawar Mufti Shahabuddin Popalzai asked Ziauddin to give clarification of possible on his daughter’s statement about marriage which sparked outrage on social media.

“Dear Ziaddun Yousafzai, since yesterday news has been roaming on social media that your daughter Malala Yousafzai rejected marriage and prefered having a partnership than Nikkah. Please clarify on this matter,” Popalzai wrote.

In reply, Malala’s father disowned her statement about marriage as it was reported in media, saying “This is not true. Media and social media quoted her statement out of context.”

Bringing into your account, Malala, in her British Vogue cover interview, prefered having partnership over marriage. “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 was quoted saying in the interview.

Her statement put her on the knife of immense criticism and people thought she has adopted Western culture completely.

Read: Netizens schooled Malala on prioritizing partnership over marriage


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