#PeshawarAttack Claims 132 Children, India Supports With #IndiaWithPakistan

After yesterday's #PeshwarAttack which took lives of 132 children, Indians support their neighbor by trending #IndiaWithPakistan on Twitter

Mubeen Shah #IndiaWithPakistan

No ideology in this world can justify the killing of small innocent children, no matter the religion, caste or creed they belong to. But militants from the Pakistani Taliban have shamed humanity by attacking an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children. Officials said 122 people were wounded. A local hospital said the dead and injured were aged from 10 to 20 years old.

The attack at a military-run high school attended by at least 500 students, many of them children of army personnel came to an end after all six insurgents had been killed. The entire operation continued for more than eight hours, after the six suicide bombers, who, dressed in military fatigues, had slipped into the army-run school.

One of the deadliest attacks that Pakistan has seen in recent times has been justified by the Taliban, who are waging a war against Pakistan to topple the government and set up an Islamic state. Claiming responsibility for the attack it added, “We selected the army’s school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females,” said Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani. “We want them to feel the pain.”

As soon as the news broke on social media, #PeshawarAttack and #PakSchoolSiege have been trending on Twitter.

The terrorist attacks found no sympathy from Indians and it has stood with Pakistan during this hour of grief. PM Narendra Modi who was really quick to condemn the cowardly terrorist attack in Peshawar early on social media.

Later he spoke to Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif and offered his condolences and assistance, as stated in his tweets.

In fact the PM has also requested schools across India to observe a 2 minute silence today as a mark of solidarity.

Besides this #IndiaWithPakistan has been trending on Twitter since yesterday with Indians condemning and showing anger for the barbaric Taliban attack.

Tehseen Poonawala started the hashtag, #IndiaWithPakistan began trending on Tuesday evening after the attacks, a day after #IllRideWithYou began trending on Twitter after the Sydney attack.

Indians joined the hashtag thereafter:

It might take years for the parents to overcome this incident. In the words of this parent - “My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now,” distraught father Tahir Ali is quoted by the AP news agency. While collecting the body of his 14-year-old son Abdullah from hospital, he said: “My son was my dream. My dream has been killed.”

16th December once again ripped humanity, this time in our neighboring nation.