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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 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 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:

132 children shot dead

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Paulie wrote on December 16, 2015, 4:01 AM

I'm very sorry, but I missed reading this horrible news one year ago. My condolences go out to all of the parents of the slain children, and I certainly pray and hope something like this doesn't happen again.

CalmGemini wrote on December 16, 2015, 5:10 AM

I do remember reading this news.We can only wish such tragedies are never repeated.I join you in the prayer for peace and humanity.

bestwriter wrote on December 16, 2015, 7:50 AM

That was the worst ever tragedy in recent times. No matter what grudge these militants may have are they not fathers, brothers, uncles, to someone or the other? emoticon :sad:

MegL wrote on December 16, 2015, 8:59 AM

That was a terrible thing to happen. I do not understand how anyone can shoot at children. Maybe if they have their own children they will begin to understand what a dreadful act they committed and what suffering they inflicted. No cause is worth that.

CoralLevang wrote on December 16, 2015, 1:07 PM

This is a horrible reminder of the ugliness that lives on in the world around us. So many have to live with the consequences of the decisions by a few who are extremists. But the human spirit is resilient, and I am always encouraged by those who continue to live...and stand up for what is right, in spite of the horror, such as Abu Bakar.

I read today that your Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, promised he would not let "extremists burn out the flame of knowledge" and has declared this day a national day of education.

My heart goes out to you and all who are hurting, as we live through this anniversary of this tragedy. May we all pray for the peace needed in this world, and remember the peace and love in the hearts of these children (and others) who were taken too soon.

bestwriter wrote on January 19, 2016, 11:33 PM

As I have commented elsewhere it is the fanatics that indulge in such dastardly crimes. That you will find them even in Muslim countries cannot be ruled out