Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education, and Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. With the prize, Ms Yousafzai, 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner, eclipsing Australian-born British scientist Lawrence Bragg, who was 25 when he shared the Physics Prize with his father in 1915. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the pair were awarded the prize for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people. "The Nobel Committee regards it as an important point for a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Pakistani, to join in a common struggle for education and against extremism," committee head Thorbjoern Jagland said. Read more >>
The cartoon by Paresh Nath, chief cartoonist for India's National Herald, shows the joint Nobel Peace Prize winners holding their medal on the India-Pakistan border. In the background an Indian soldier and a Pakistani one congratulate each other. However, the barbed wire and the smoking guns are a reminder of the conflict between India and Pakistan, which has seen four major wars in the past 67 years, and has flared again in recent days, with cross-border shelling in the disputed region of Kashmir.