Education is human beingsâ€™ fundamental right. It is affected by poverty, violence, and conflicts. The situation of violence not only brings children into physical risk but also attacks their right to get education by destroying schools, threatening them to leave the place and by maintaining a violent environment. Taliban did all this in Swat where a young girl stood up and raised voice for girlsâ€™ education. Tribute to young Malala, in the days when Taliban were destroying Schools, CD Shops banning Music and girls education, young Malala stood up and rejected Talibanâ€™s agenda of violence and started struggle as a social activist for girls education Malala Yousufzai became famous when Adam B. Ellick started filming a documentary on her for New York Times. Soon she became famous figure nationally and internationally. Her popularity grown day by day as National TV Channels started interviewing Malala Yousufzai. The days were passing on and Malalaâ€™s passion to work for spreading education was increasing day by day. Taliban issued multiple death threats to her for speaking against them. 9 October 2012 was the black day when people of Pakistan and the whole world were shocked by hearing the news that Taliban shot girl students returning home after school. Malala was their prime target. Malala Survived in the assassination attempt and were treated by top doctors in Pakistan. Then she was moved to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where the international Media closely watched her rehabilitation. Since then she became a symbol for those who are working for Human rights. Malala now lives abroad. On 13 July 2013 she addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, giving them a clarion call to use education as a weapon against extremism. Nomination for Nobel Prize Malala was nominated by three members of the Norwegian parliament from the ruling Labor Party on their website . Malalaâ€™s name was put forward because of "her courageous commitment to the right of girls to education. A commitment that seemed so threatening to the extremists that they chose to try and kill her," said parliamentarian Freddy de Ruiter on the Labor party web site. At 15 years of age Malala became the youngest person ever nominated for Nobel Prize. Malalaâ€™s Competetors. Lets analyze Malala yousufzaiâ€™s chance to win Nobel Peace Prize. This year 258 other candidates will be hoping for Nobel Peace Prize out of which 50 are organizations. Out of total 259 nominees, following are some strong Candidates besides Malala Yousufzai Denis Mukwege : Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege is famous for his advocacy of combating sexual violence. He runs a 400 beds hospital named as Panzi Hospital in Bakuvu Congo for rape and sexual assaults victims since 1999 for treating survivors of sexual violence. He draws worldâ€™s attention to sexual crimes and their consequences and in acknowledgement he is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. He received several awards including Republic of France "Special Human Rights Prize 2007" United Nations Human Rights Prize 2008 and Clinton Global Citizen Award for Leadership in Civil Society in 2011 as most prominent. Bradley Manning : A US Army Private Bradley Manning is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize. His nominations reflect the acknowledgement of his efforts to provide secret US Cables to Wikileaks and probably to help end Iraq War. He leaked videos of July 12 2007 Baghdad Airstrike and 2009 Granai Airstrike in Afghanistan as well as 250,000 United States diplomatic cables; and 500,000 army reports that came to be known as the Iraq War logs and Afghan War logs. He is currently charged with 22 allegations and is facing trial. His nomination is the acknowledgment for his efforts to bring peace and to expose the brutality of War Forces â€“ USA Russian Tio : The three French females activists Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Svetlana Gannushkina and Lilya Shibanova are acknowledged and nominated for Nobel peace Prize for their struggle in demand of rights, democracy and reconciliation. Lyudmila Alexeyeva founded Moscow Helsinki Group in 1976 which works for Human Rights and organizes protests for this cause. Svetlana Gannushkina, the founding member of Memorial which particularly works for the rights of Chechens. Lilya Shibanova is the head of the only full scale government-independent election monitoring organization in Russia, Golos, founded in 2000. They record frauds in recent elections systematically. The critical role of Elections in Democracy, the importance for people and civil society to monitor elections are reasons for her nominations. Democratic Voice of Burma : The media organization set up in exile 20 years ago. Under the dictatorship in Myanmar media was not allowed to operate independently. Democratic voice of Burma manged to get updates regularly from a tightly controlled regeim through their network of supporters. The Nobel Peace Prize nomination is the acknowledgement of their peopleâ€™s efforts to bring democracy in the country. John Onaiyekan and Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar. Haji Muhammad Saad Abubakar is the Sultan of Sokoto. He is also President-General of the Nigerian National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA). John Onaiyekan is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Abuja and the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Nigera has long been in a state of violence. These two people are nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to prevent misuse of religion to incite violence. Edword Snowden : A Swedish sociology professor nominates US Former Technical contractor for National Security Agency. He is also former employee of CIA. He became famous for leaking out information on United States top secret and British Governmentsâ€™ Mass surveillance program to media. Swedish Professor in his letter addressed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Stefan Svallfors praised Snowden for his â€œheroic effort at great personal cost.â€ He stated that by revealing the existence and the scale of the US surveillance programs, Snowden showed â€œindividuals can stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms.â€ These are some of the strong candidates. Other famous people in Peace Prize nominations include Former US President Bill Clinton, Founder Microsoft Bill Gates and some Organizations like UNESCO, Echo of Moscow, Facebook, Military Religious Freedom Foundation (USA) and Womenâ€™s International League for Peace and freedom. It is hard to say that who will win but according to the popularity, Malala Yousufzai and Edward Snowden are strong candidates. I searched and on several forums over internet the people casting votes for Malala are higher than anyone else. Malala Yousufzai holds a higher number of awards then the other strong candidates. Nobel Peace Prize might be given to a person representing entirely different dimension i.e. Fight against Poverty , Fight against Corruption or people conducting Peace research. But Malala Yousufzai is favorite nominee of many experts. Kristian Berg Harpviken, Director of Peace Research Institute Oslo who have a very close eye on the Nobel Peace Prize nomination process since many years, have also listed Malala Yousufzai as her favorite nominee. IBTimes on 15th July reported that Malala yousufzai is leading Snowden and all other nominees on the Gambling sites to win Nobel Peace Prize with the odds of 1â€“5. Despite of the popularity of Malala Yousufzai worldwide, opinion of people is divided in Pakistan. Majority of the people think that the whole story of Malala Yousufzai was preplanned. Some even think that CIA is behind the launch of Malala yousufzai while liberal minded people supports Malala Yousufzai. Internationally Malala is now seen as a symbol for fight against destructive forces that want to prevent democracy, equality and Human rights. I donâ€™t know who will win Nobel Peace Prize of 10 December, but I am hopeful that she will come back Pakistan to resume her struggle for the girlâ€™s education. Lets pray May she win Nobel Peace prize to give a message to world that â€¦â€¦..We want Peace! This is the shorter version of my blog Malala Yousafzai may become second Pakistani to win Nobel Prize adapted for this forum. Read full version of the blog here "the-bestselection.blogspot.com"