Thu, 18 Jul, 2024

An Attack to Humanity

By Asmit Ojha

"We were taking our regular classes. Suddenly, two heavily armed men got inside our classroom and started shooting everybody. I saw two friends being shot, one in the head and one in the chest. Two teachers were also killed. There was blood and screams, and the atmosphere was chaotic". These are the words of Shahrukh Khan, 17 to a BBC reporter from a hospital bed about the terrorist attack in his school. As he describes, he was lucky to survive from the attack as he hid under a desk whilst the attack.

On 17 December 2014, a terrorist group known as "TTP" attacked an army run school in the city of Peshawar in Pakistan leaving 132 school children and 9 school staff dead. Most of them were children of military personnel in Pakistan. Later, in a video released by Taliban, they have said that the attack was in a response to military operations in their territory and they wanted to prove that their force is still not passive or dead. Further, they have warned that this attack may be just one of many to be followed in the future and it was just a trailer for other atrocities.

In response to the attack, Pakistani Army carried out an operation to rescue children and the entire 7 attackers, who were also suicide bombers are said online casino nederland to be dead. The authorities from the Pakistan government have pointed their finger to Afghanistan, saying they have not done well to catch Pakistani Taliban hiding in their territory.

Before going to the school for the attack, the 7 Taliban posed in front of an Islamic banner that read "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is Allah"s messenger". In an email released by them, they have said that Pakistani Army has long killed the innocent children and families of the Taliban fighters.

People all across Pakistan and the whole world lit candles and prayed for departed souls of children. Parents in Pakistan bade farewells during mass funerals in and around Peshawar, the volatile city. The extreme anger along with a heart deepening grief was towards the authorities. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced that he has lifted a moratorium on the death penalty. Whatever the situation be, the whole world is shocked by what may have been the deadliest militant attack on children in the world"s recent history.

This attack on children has left the world thinking that humanity has no guaranteed existence anymore in the world. Whatever their reason was, but children seem to be the easiest of targets for any terrorist organization in the world nowadays. These groups, with a view to showcase their so-called "Men Force" invade a school, kill the children in a rampant manner and later reveal, it was simply revenge. But, they don"t think for a second that the revenge was not against the innocent children studying in a school with an objective to be the best and be a good human being in the future.

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