Given that India and Pakistan are locking horns at the Line of Control in Kashmir, the Nobel Peace Prize for India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousufzai couldn't have come at a better time.
The relationship between the two countries have soured over the past few weeks with both countries blaming each other for the situation that has not only cost many lives, but also affected the lives of many villagers on both sides of the border.
India had refused talks with Pakistan unless the firing from their side stops. Pakistan has also insisted that India was firing 'unprovoked' and approached the UN over the issue.
While Satyarthi runs the Global March Against Child Labor (GMACL), a coalition of NGOs, Teachers' Union and Trade Unions, and the Global Campaign for Education, Yousufzai too is an education activist from Pakistan. She was the victim of an attack by the Taliban because of her progressive views, but she survived and refused to back down.
The prize for both the countries assumes significance as there were hate messages being exchanged only till yesterday on Twitter from both sides of the border with the hashtags #CowardModi and #BuzdilPakistan trending, within minutes of the announcement this went through a sea change.
Now people are tweeting out messages of peace. Check them out for yourself.
What India and Pakistan are missing: the noble idea of peace; What an Indian and a Pakistani share: Nobel for Peace.
— Krishn Kaushik (@Krishn_) October 10, 2014
oh the irony! india and pakistan share the nobel peace prize
— Toral Varia (@toralvaria) October 10, 2014
Hopefully, the beautiful gesture by the Nobel Committee will result in some sense prevailing between India and Pakistan. — Harkanwal Hothi (@kamal_hothi) October 10, 2014
— Sultan Mehmood (@mrsultan713) October 10, 2014
With talks of LoC firings, Pakistan and India just jointly received Nobel Peace Prizes. Here's hoping this puts things into perspective. ✌️ — Aleeha Danyal (@AleehaDanyal) October 10, 2014
— Aman. - امن (@LalaLoyalist) October 10, 2014
When India & Pakistan can share d Nobel Peace Prize,why cant d two countries share peace & liv in peace.Congrats Kailash Satyarthi & Malala.
— chandramouli ac (@acchandramouli) October 10, 2014
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Updated Date: Oct 10, 2014 19:17:34 IST