16th December, 2014: The Day We Bled
On 16th December 2014, 137 children and a few school teachers were shot dead by militants in Army Public School, Peshawar.
One year later , neither the grief, nor shock nor the suffering has abated for the parents of those innocent children or the entire nation.
The world talks about radical militants but the worst victims of this militancy are the Muslim countries themselves. In Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, there have been too many deaths and too many terror related incidents.
We do not know who these militants are, or what they want except perhaps as much bloodshed and chaos as possible.
Out of almost 130 children killed in that horrific attack, 36 were their parents’ only children. It was Khaula Altaf's first day at school She was just 6.
Many children received bullet wounds and though they have recovered from physical wounds, the emotional and psychological scars are still there. They remember their friends and teachers who died and especially those who died while trying to save each other.
There are endless tales of bravery, selflessness and courage. 43 year old mathematics teacher Abu Bakar, now uses a cane to walk after he was shot three times when he threw himself in front of four students fleeing the gunmen. Three of them survived.
Today we are observing the first anniversary of this terrible incident. Please join me in a prayer for peace and for humanity. May no parents ever have to go through such pain, grief and suffering. May no nation ever witness such brutality on its soil!!
From one year ago:
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