We have lost 144 children today. 7 Terrorists stormed an Army Public School in Peshawar on 16th December 2014 and shot children. Children. Children who wanted to grow up and make the world a better place, to dream, to earn, to fly, to laugh, to live. There is no justification for this act of gruesome murder. There is no humanity left.
16th December seems to be a black day in history. 2 years ago it was the Nirbhaya case that made the world sit up and take notice and now it’s shootings of 144 children in a school in Peshawar.
Needless to say every Whatsapp group is now sharing rage rather than jokes. The papers are showing images of people and children all around the world praying for peace. We are all numbed by this horrific act of the Taliban.
No! Life cannot go on until the world unites in stopping these heinous crimes. Unless the world says these are our children, not yours, but ours, nobody can move. Till the world says I feel your pain. Help us, help you. let us not look away. It is not their pain. It is not their loss. It is not another country that India has a love–hate relationship with. It is children of the world. Innocent, beautiful, high hopes and dreams children who wondered what they did wrong as they were shot in the head!
We need to connect to each other beyond boundaries, beyond religion, beyond economic stratas. It’s time to take ownership of this heinous crime.
The world should not move on to Christmas till the governments make a plan and only we can put force on them to do. Write about it. Tweet about it.
I hear voices that say nothing will change. Osama Bin laden was killed but nothing changed. Things will change when nations stand together. When every media agency puts pressure on the governments concerned to root out the snakes in their back yard, things will change. To not categorize good and bad within Taliban and bring each one to justice, things will change. Every human being is supposed to have some good in them but the 7 terrorists who killed the innocent children as they cried and begged and pleaded for mercy and saw their friends shot point blank in the head and their teacher burned alive, those terrorists have no good in them. There is no justification.
There is no pain greater than losing a child. There are widows and orphans. But there is no word for the loss of a child.
Peshawar we are with you. We will stay with you.